Frank Lampard puts good form down to regular games at Chelsea

The midfielder's future at the club is still in doubt, with his contract up at the end of the season

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Frank Lampard thinks playing more regularly has caused his recent run of good form, which has seen his score nine goals in his last 14 league games.

The Chelsea midfielder got his latest against Wigan on Saturday, and also grabbed the winner for England against Brazil last week, his 27th international goal.

Lampard told Chelsea TV: "It's not rocket science. The more you play you get sharper and you get match fit.

"Since I've been able to play regularly I feel like I've got sharpness and the confidence.

"I'm 34, you still need confidence of playing regular games. It certainly helps me, to get flow in your game; you ask any player that, I'm not on my own there."

"You have to have an eye on the squad - it is a long season - so I'm not expecting, or asking, to play every single game. (But) it seems to me recently I've been able to play every three or four days, I've enjoyed it."

This all comes during grave uncertainty about the player's future at Chelsea, whose owner Roman Abramovich still seems reluctant to offer Lampard a new contract.

His current deal runs out at the end of the season.

The club's interim boss Rafael Benitez believes Lampard is capable of continuing at the highest level to the 2014 World Cup, should England qualify and should he avoid injury.

Chelsea are entering a busy period, with the Europa League last-32 matches against Sparta Prague either side of a FA Cup fourth-round replay with Brentford and before a Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City.

Before the season's end, Lampard stands a chance of beating Bobby Tambling's all-time Chelsea goalscoring record of 202. He has scored 198 in his 12-year stay at Stamford Bridge.

Of the record, he said: "I'm just pleased to keep chipping away. I'm just trying to keep my head down and help the team. If it comes it comes."