CHELSEA have pledged their full support to Frank Lampard following the death of his mother from pneumonia.
He is now a doubt for tomorrowâ€™s vital Premier League game with Manchester United and the Champions League semi-final with Liverpool next week.
Chelsea offered their condolences and said in a statement: â€œThe club will be offering all the support it can to Frank and his family at this time.â€
Pat Lampard (58), was the wife of West Ham legend Frank Sr.
Her sister is married to Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp.
She was admitted to Whipps Cross Hospital in north-east London on April 14.
A statement issued by Lampardâ€™s agent said: â€œFrank and his family would like to thank all the people that have inundated them with wishes of support.
â€œIâ€™m sure others will join me in passing on my sincere sympathy to Frank and his family
â€œFrank would also like to acknowledge and say thank you for compassion shown to him by (Chelsea) manager Avram Grant and all staff at Chelsea FC during what has been a terribly traumatic period for him and his family.â€
Lampard (29), had missed the recent Premier League games against Wigan and Everton to be at her bedside.Â
He resumed training ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield and played in the 1-1 draw on Tuesday after his motherâ€™s condition appeared to improve, only for it to deteriorate again.
Chelseaâ€™s statement added: â€œPat was a very familiar face to many people at Chelsea FC.
â€œHer unswerving support for her sonâ€™s career was evident at virtually every game that Frank participated in regardless of where it was being played.
â€œShe would always be there to watch him with Frankâ€™s dad. Pat will be deeply missed by everyone at Chelsea.â€Â â€” BBC.