Posted March 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Frank LampardJuan Mata
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Frank Lampard scored his 200th Chelsea goal in a 2-0 win against former club West Ham on Sunday that lifted his team to third in the Premier League. Lampard, who switched to west London from east 12 years ago, rose to meet Eden Hazard's dinked ball and head past goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen in the 19th minute. The 34-year-old midfielder, who has not been offered a new contract for next season, is just two goals behind Bobby Tambling's Chelsea record of 202. Chelsea went further ahead five minutes into the second half when Hazard completed a neat interplay with Juan Mata. With Tottenham losing 1-0 to Fulham, Chelsea moved a point ahead of the north London club into the third Champions League qualification place.
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