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July 28, 2011
Posted by David Kyle on 07/28/2011

With big money transfers and talk of "the modern game" very little is made of the fact that there are players out there who cannot be classed as mercenaries.

On June 14th 2001 for a not insignificant, at that time, £11m was spent on the signing of Frank Lampard.

August 19th 2011 will mark the 10th year that Lampard has played in Chelsea blue, so why aren't the press hailing this loyalty? Probably because of his wages, Chelsea fans though will believe he is worth every penny.

10 years on, still celebrating (albeit rehearsed) ©Chelsea FC
July 11, 2011
Posted by David Kyle on 07/11/2011

Whilst we are in the midst of pre-season, transfer hopes resting on clawing at every single bit of press tittle-tattle and early injuries changing the shape of our squad already, I have become a bit nostalgic.

So it is during this quiet period that I will go down my own personal memory lane, here is a run down of five of my best league games.

Phil Lythell Phil Lythell is a Chelsea season ticket holder and lifelong Blues supporter stretching back to the sepia-tinted days of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin. Author of Chelsea-centric blog, Phil has spent his entire life living within a 20 minute walk of Stamford Bridge which has cost him a fortune but has also kept him from those interminable queues outside Fulham Broadway Station giving him more time in the pub to discuss the latest glorious/calamitous/insipid match.

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