oh please - this is absurd.
Gerrard played well in the Final I felt - he was the central midfield general for us and knocked some beautiful long passes with pinpoint precision into excellent areas of the pitch or into the vicinity of our front runners like Downing, Enrique and occasionly Agger.
I gave him an 8/10 and I gave Lamps an 8/5/10.
Lampard and Terry have had the luxury to play alongside some of the finest foreign talent thanks to Abramovich's wealth and the masterstroke that was, bringing in Mourinho - they've enjoyed some great success.
I rate them both v.highly but one thing you must remember is how the teams have changed considerably down the years from 97 to present - Gerrard has had to adapt and learn to play alongside so many new players each season - that the team itself has never really settled down and we've never quite managed to either keep our best XI for more than a season (case being 2008/09 - 2nd in prem ) because time was up on one or two key players who were over the hill, but almost irreplaceable (hypia) or simply guys we were forced to sell to European Giants (Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, Sissoko, Masherano).
Also remember under Abramovich some of the worlds best players were brought to Stamford bridge - players who at the time were in their prime, guys like Makelele, Duff, Gallas and slightly before that Mutu, Gudjohnson, etc etc
they have enjoyed great success actualy since they went down the 'foreign manager' route in the mid 90s - when Gullit was appointed as Player-Manager. He brought in guys like Gianluca Vialli and one or two other star players who blended in with the Chelsea team that already had some established good players.
Gradualy they began to make some noise and I think they were starting to show ambition after the 1997 European Cup Winners Cup triumph which was followed by the FA CUP in 2000 under Dennis Wise. Chelsea looked sexy, as a squad - with some glamour names in it - neutrals and sceptics wondered how much it woudl take to make them a force in the league and in europe.
Then there was Zola, Poyet, Desaily, Hasselbaink big names in world football - and the stars just kept on coming and coming to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea were playing attacking footie and were being feared.
Ranieri took them to 2nd in 2003/04 but that was not good enough for Abramovich having seen Chelsea spend a fortune on stars and get out done by Arsenal that year so he sacked him and replaced him with Mour.......you know the story goes.
They've had financial muscle as well as appeal for some of the brighest and best in European and World Football as well as in British football.
Their trio of Lampard-Terry-Drogba is amazing.
Ours use to be Gerrard-Alonso-Torres , for a season and a half though only.
Lampard Terry and Drogba have played what seems like centuries - around those 3 teams have been built around - and Chelsea have managed to build teams around those three almost at will.
They wanted to Ashley Cole - they got him. Same story with Torres and Meireles.
After Alonso left we had Gerrard-Carra and Torres but Gerrard and Carra between them would spent time on the surgery table and would rush themselves back to match fitness for big games, meanwhile we'd have a seriously out of form Torres and a young Lucas with no leader on the pitch to show him the ropes.
Gerrard has shown plenty though in terms of going down as one of the best English midfielders of all time imo.
imo Gerrard is a fraction bit better lol
not being biased ^_^
just SAYING - that hes not experiened a career at a club where a insanely rich sugar daddy can throw money at players like its a joke and assemble dream teams to buy titles and cups lol
imagine if our owners werent so shady in their dealings and actualy HAD assets lol
the previous ones - and imagine if they reassured Rafa that no matter what happened, Xabi Alonso would remain an LFC player and that w/e Real offered in terms wages - they'd match it and then offer 25% more. Same with Javier Masherano. Our foreign players became disalussioned with the clubs ownership and ambition as our rivals were outdoing us in bringing big name stars from overseas.
feck me - infact feck you, for making me annoyed with this question - basicaly Gerrard is better lol
go away now you fool ^_^