Found August 11, 2013 on The Soccer Desk:
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Down 1-0 and struggling to turn their possession into attacking opportunities, Chelsea turned to a player who knows a thing or two about a comeback. Frank Lampard’s halftime introduction sparked the Blues to a 2-1 pre-season victory over Roma at RFK Stadium, but it’s his energetic performance—not the final scoreline—that Chelsea fans should be most pleased about. Over the past few seasons, injuries have hampered the 35-year-old midfielder, forcing him to miss time for both club and country and casting doubt over his pending retirement. Still, when he’s on the field, he’s the type of player who can lift his entire side, evident in Chelsea’s gritty run to last season’s Europa League title and a third-place finish in the Premier League. That energy was on display against the Giallorossi, and then some. After a frustrating first half for the Chelsea front line, Lampard’s introduction had the Blues threatening the Roma goal in a matter of minutes. To be fair, he wasn’t the only halftime ...
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