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Chelsea should build Frank Lampard statue at Stamford Bridge, says boss

Mourinho believes England star should be recognised for his achievements

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Chelsea legend: Frank Lampard

Jose Mourinho reckons Chelsea should build a statue of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge - but the Special One cannot say if the midfielder has played his last game for the club.

Lampard is expected to miss the Blues' final day trip to Cardiff, with a bug that has kept him in bed.

But his boss, who has made no secret about the fact he wants to keep him at the club, says the out-of-contract player's legendary status is not in any doubt.

“Frank Lampard is ill and in bed,” said Mourinho.

“I expect him not to go (to Cardiff). If today he's in bed, tomorrow he won't be coming in.”

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Asked if he had played the last game in a record-breaking Chelsea career, Muronho said: “There is nothing I can say.

“On his career, his Chelsea career is... not now because he's too young... but maybe in a few years he'll have a statue where Peter Osgood is on the side.

“He's one of the biggest players for this club.”

Mourinho also said that Samuel Eto'o, out of contract in the summer, will miss the Cardiff game after suffering an injury in training.

Meanwhile John Terry, yet to renew his deal with the club, may miss the trip with a minor niggle.

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