Laughable! Paul Scholes claims Phil Foden is much better than this Chelsea legend

Phil Foden
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Manchester City forward, Phil Foden is already a better player than Frank Lampard was, even though the Chelsea legend contributed more to his team than the City star – according to Paul Scholes.

Scholes made the claim while speaking on Premier League Productions after Manchester City came from behind to beat rivals, Manchester United 3-1 in the league on Sunday evening.

Foden scored a brace in the encounter, including a wonder goal, to turn the tie on its head, before Erling Haaland made it 3-1 just before the final whistle was blown.

Speaking after the game, Scholes said of the 23-year-old: “Look, he’s a better footballer than Frank Lampard but Frank Lampard scored goals and won leagues for his club from midfield.

“You expect centre-forwards to do it. Haaland, you just expect his numbers, you expect Michael’s [Owen] numbers when the team is doing well.

“But from a midfield point of view, you’ve really got to take the game by the scruff of the neck and say: ‘Right, I’m going to get us back into this game, I’m going to win us leagues, I’m going to win us games!’

“I think Frank Lampard was like that and I think Phil Foden is starting to do that, goals-wise.

“Look, Phil Foden is a much better footballer than Frank Lampard was, don’t get me wrong, but Frank won leagues for his team because of the contribution he made in midfield, in big games especially, and with Phil Foden I think we’re seeing the same type of thing.”