Part of England’s golden generation, Frank Lampard was an integral part of Chelsea’s emergence as a European superclub. One of the greatest box-to-box midfielders the world has ever seen, Lampard’s tendency to arrive late in the box helped him grab many crucial and match-winning goals.
The only midfielder to have scored more than 150 goals in the Premier League, Frank Lampard won an incredible 13 trophies with Chelsea. The former England international was arguably at the peak of his career from 2004-06 and even came second in the Ballon d’Or standings in 2005 losing out to the legendary Ronaldinho.
Steven Gerrard, on the other hand, is arguably the greatest player to never win the Premier League and undoubtedly the greatest Liverpool midfielder of all time. The Liverpool legend’s leadership skills and inspirational performances are well renowned and his penchant for big match performances enhanced his reputation as one of the best English footballers of this generation.
Capable of playing all across the midfield line, Gerrard almost single-handedly dragged Liverpool to their incredible 2005 UEFA Champions League triumph. From 2004-2010, Gerrard was nearly unplayable and drove an average Liverpool team to great heights with some stunning individual performances.
There is only one player, however, who I believe was greater than the famous duo in the Premier League. His name is Paul Scholes. The Manchester United legend and one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most trusted players played a huge role in making Manchester United the European Super Club it is today.
Arguably the most gifted midfielder to ever play in the Premier League, Paul Scholes’ range of passing was simply stunning. The England midfielder won every trophy possible with Manchester United and was highly regarded by both his teammates as well as opponents.
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