It should be no surprise that members of CFCnet, Chelsea FC's brilliant unofficial site, voted Frank Lampard Chelsea Player of the Year for the 2004/05 season. John Terry -- perhaps loved even more outside the Chelsea community than within it -- was voted a close second.
His consistency and aggressiveness winning ball about the center circle and going forward up the middle is only overshadowed by the danger of his dipping ball struck hard from the central flats. This, combined with danger coming from out wide through Duff and Robben, makes defending against Chelsea so difficult.
Lampard is a straight-ahead player. Not always pretty and no Zidane, he is tireless, effective and full of heart.
The membership of CFCnet could do worse than Lamps. Brilliant!