“Much better footballer” – Paul Scholes upsets Chelsea fans with his opinion

Paul Scholes has made Chelsea supporters unhappy by claiming Phil Foden is a “much better footballer” than Frank Lampard.

Pep Guardiola described Foden as the “best player in the Premier League” after the 23 year old scored twice in the 3-1 win over Manchester United last weekend.

Foden is having an exceptional season and has scored 18 goals and provided 10 assists in 40 appearances across all competitions and is one of the favourites to win the PFA Player of The Year Award which Lampard himself won in 2005.

Foden has won a lot in his career so far but still has some way to go in terms of matching Lampard in the goal scoring department with the 45 year old Chelsea’s record goal scorer with 211 goals in 648 games for the club and also played for England 106 times, scoring 29 goals and adding 12 assists.

Despite the difference in goal scoring Scholes has incurred the wrath of Chelsea fans by claiming Foden is a much better footballer than his former England team mate Lampard.

Speaking on Premier League Productions he said: “Look, he’s a better footballer than Frank Lampard but Frank Lampard scored goals and won leagues for his club from midfield.”

“You expect centre forwards to do it. Haaland, you just expect his numbers, you expect Michael Owen’s numbers when the team is doing well.”

“But from a midfield point of view, you’ve really got to take the game by the scruff of the neck and say: ‘Right, I’m going to get us back into this game, I’m going to win us leagues, I’m going to win us games.’ I think Frank Lampard was like that and I think Phil Foden is starting to do that, goals wise.”

“Look, Phil Foden is a much better footballer than Frank Lampard was, don’t get me wrong, but Frank won leagues for his team because of the contribution he made in midfield, in big games especially.”

“And with Phil Foden I think we’re seeing the same type of thing.”



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  1. Foden has a couple of good games and backed by the best team of this era,he then has bad games some times more often than good .Frank was not only brilliant goal scorer but assisted every forward he played with.

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