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Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard received plaudits from both Rafa Benitez and Michael Laudrup after coming off the bench to score and edge closer to the Blues' all-time goalscoring record.

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With the gme goalless, Lampard was introduced as a substitute and set up Oscar's opener before netting from the penalty spot to seal a 2-0 victory.

Lampard is now just one goal away from Bobby Tambling's 201-goal haul, with the former Chelsea striker in attendance at Stamford Bridge.

And after witnessing Lampard's influential display, Benitez praised the England midfielder, saying: "Frank is a great player. I'm really pleased he's scored another goal and hopefully he can score five between now and the end of the season and he'll be much happier and we will be the same.

"He's a good player with quality. When you're controlling and have more possession, he can have an influence, like today.''

Swansea boss Laudrup, formerly of Real Madrid and Barcelona, had nothing but admiration for Lampard.

"When you have quality, you will always have it,'' the Dane said. "The thing is, even if we don't want to admit it, we all get older. Sometimes the pace is not the same, you can't do exactly the same things, but the quality is always there.

"We know Frank Lampard, the quality he has. Always coming from the second line into the box, so difficult to mark - he's scored so many goals.''

Lampard had dropped to the bench as Benitez manages his options, with Chelsea chasing two targets and Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg with Basel in mind.

The interim Stamford Bridge manager added: "He's a great professional. He's always really focused.

"He would like to play more games, but he understands that the main thing is the team and to qualify for the Champions League. He wants to play, but he understands the team is first."

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