Di Matteo on Lampard’s form

“I wouldn’t say he’s entered a declining stage. What I can say from my own experiences is that you probably need a little bit more time to recover when you get to a certain age. Apart from that, if you’re healthy and fit, you can reach high levels.”

Comparing to Scholes: “Paul Scholes is not bursting forward as much as he used to do. But Frank’s an intelligent guy, so he will adapt very quickly to that. I have no problems with age if somebody is healthy and fit. He’s a top professional. I think this club has been blessed to have a player like him for 10 years.”