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Frank Lampard’s Chelsea career in pictures

Chelsea v Liverpool – Premier League – Stamford Bridge
(Image credit: Nick Potts)

Chelsea have parted ways with manager Frank Lampard after a spell of poor Premier League form.

Lampard spent a large majority of his playing career with the club and became all-time top goalscorer as they secured three league titles during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the midfielder-turned-manager and his relationship with the Blues.

After starting his career at West Ham, Lampard joined Chelsea in June 2001 in a deal worth £11 million

After starting his career at West Ham, Lampard (right) joined Chelsea in June 2001 in a deal worth £11million (Tom Hevezi/PA)

Lampard made his Chelsea debut against Newcastle, appearing in all of the club's matches during the 2001-02 season and scoring eight goals

Lampard made his Chelsea debut against Newcastle, appearing in all of the club’s matches during the 2001-02 season and scoring eight goals (Tom Hevezi/PA)

The 2004-2005 season was the third consecutive term that Lampard played in all of Chelsea's matches, his efforts accumulating to help the club end the season as Premier League champions

The 2004-2005 season was the third-consecutive term that Lampard played in all of Chelsea’s matches, his efforts accumulating to help the club end the season as Premier League champions (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Chelsea retained the title the following season, with Lampard the club's top goalscorer having contributed 16 league goals

Chelsea retained the title the following season, with Lampard the club’s top goalscorer having contributed 16 league goals (Jane Mingay/PA)

Lampard won his first of four FA Cups in 2007 when Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 to lift the trophy

Lampard won his first of four FA Cup titles in 2007 when Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 to lift the trophy (Martin Rickett/PA)

Lampard scored the winning goal when Chelsea reclaimed the FA Cup title against Everton in 2009

Lampard scored the winning goal when Chelsea reclaimed the FA Cup title against Everton in 2009 (Nick Potts/PA)

Soccer – FA Cup – Final – Chelsea v Portsmouth – Wembley Stadium

Lampard’s third FA Cup win was secured in 2010 when Chelsea triumphed 1-0 over Portsmouth (Nick Potts/PA)

The midfielder's final FA Cup victory was claimed in 2012 with a 2-1 defeat of Liverpool

The midfielder’s final FA Cup victory came in 2012 with a 2-1 defeat of Liverpool (Nick Potts/PA)

Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to secure the 2012 UEFA Champions League title

Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to secure the 2012 UEFA Champions League title (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Lampard won his final trophy as a player in 2013 when Chelsea defeated Benfica 2-1 to triumph in the Europa League

Lampard won his final trophy as a player in 2013 when Chelsea defeated Benfica 2-1 to triumph in the Europa League (Nick Potts/PA)

In 2014, after 13 years, 648 appearances and 211 goals for the club, Frank Lampard departed Chelsea to join fellow Premier League side Manchester City

In 2014, after 13 years, 648 appearances and 211 goals for the club, Frank Lampard departed Chelsea to join fellow Premier League side Manchester City (Rebecca Naden/PA)

In July 2019, after a spell managing Championship side Derby, Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager

In July 2019, after a spell managing Championship side Derby, Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager (Yui Mok/PA)

Lampard's first fixture at the helm of the club ended in a 4-0 loss to Manchester United

Lampard’s first fixture at the helm of the club ended in a 4-0 loss to Manchester United (Martin Rickett/PA)

A first victory in his new role came in August 2019, when his side defeated Norwich 3-2

A first victory in his new role came in August 2019, when his side defeated Norwich 3-2 (Joe Giddens/PA)

Frank Lampard shouts towards the Liverpool bench

Lampard (right) launched a string of expletives at the Liverpool bench during Chelsea’s 5-3 Premier League loss in July 2020 (Laurence Griffiths/PA)

Lampard led his club to the final of the FA Cup in 2020, but the team were defeated 2-1 by Arsenal

Lampard led his club to the final of the FA Cup in 2020, but the team were defeated 2-1 by Arsenal (Adam Davy/PA)

After a run of five defeats from eight Premier League games, Chelsea dismissed Lampard from his role on January 25

After a run of five defeats from eight Premier League games, Chelsea dismissed Lampard from his role on January 25 (Peter Powell/PA)