Last Updated: Sun, 12 May 2013 13:38
Rafael Benitez has refused to promise record-breaking Frank Lampard a starting place in Wednesday's Europa League final.
The Blues take on Benfica in Amsterdam on Wednesday and travelling fans would be delighted to see Lampard line up in midfield after he broke Bobby Tambling's club record of 202 goals against Aston Villa yesterday.
Lampard has more than just a sentimental claim to a place in Benitez's XI, though, with his brace enough to turn a likely defeat at Villa Park into a 2-1 win.
The England international has been used relatively sparingly by Benitez since his arrival as interim manager and his appearance in the side against Villa appeared to be an indication he would sit out the final.
A late hamstring injury to Eden Hazard - who joins John Terry (ankle) in being a major doubt - may open the door for Lampard, but Benitez was playing his cards close to his chest when quizzed on the subject.
"You have to play with 11 players and they all have been working very hard for me," he said.
"The main thing for me is to pick the right team. Frank has been a really good professional when he has been playing and even when not playing to help the team.
"All the information we have when he finishes games is that the physical data is good. He can play a lot of games. But we have to see how they are and after that we pick the team."
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