Chelsea hero Frank Lampard inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame by fans

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Chelsea hero Frank Lampard has been named as the fifth inductee to the new Premier League Hall of Fame.

Lampard joins Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane in receiving the division's most prestigious accolade.

The former midfielder scored 177 goals in 609 Premier League appearances for West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City.

He is best remembered for a hugely successful spell at Stamford Bridge which saw Lampard and the Blues win three titles.

During his time in west London, Lampard broke all sorts of records and changed the meaning of what it was to be a midfielder.

His prolific scoring record from the centre of the park saw him usurp the great Bobby Tambling as the club's all-time top-scorer.

Lampard scored 211 goals in total for Chelsea, with 147 of those coming in the Premier League.

Combined with his 24 top-flight goals for West Ham and six for Man City, Lampard is the division's fifth-highest top-scorer of all-time with 177 goals.

He is behind only Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole and Sergio Aguero and over 50 goals ahead of the next highest scoring midfielder on the list.

The Romford-born ace also has over a century of assists in the Premier League and holds the record for the most goals scored from outside the box, with 41.

Chelsea great Lampard is the fifth inductee in the Premier League Hall of Fame, with two more set to come later this week.

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