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Since turning 38, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard can't stop scoring for New York City FC

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From scapegoat to reaffirming his status as G.O.A.T., here's Chelsea legend and greatest of all time Premier League midfielder Frank Lampard scoring a typical Frank Lampard goal for New York City FC on Sunday.

It all starts with a hilarious turnover (that's Andrea Pirlo, nimblest player of all time, intercepting the ball), but Frank starts running straight away for the penalty area as soon as NYCFC gain possession, and thus he's there to finish with aplomb the left-wing cross from the overlapping run.  Frank Lampard, midfield poacher.

SuperFrank turned 38 a few weeks ago.  He's scored three goals in four matches since, and added another against Philadelphia two days prior to his birthday, which was also his first start of the season.  Four goals in his last five, more than he scored all last season and almost as many as he got in his final Chelsea season.

After all the controversy regarding his transfer from Chelsea to New York, via Manchester, plus several nagging injury issues, Lampard's finally showing why he's one of the highest paid players in MLS.  He may be old, he may be slow, but he's still got it.

NYCFC may have gone on to lose this game 3-1, but overall, they've climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference in MLS during Lampard's scoring streak, albeit with a game or two in hand over their nearest rivals.

Goal against Philadelphia:

Goal against Seattle:

Goal against New England: