LITESPORT FRANK LAMPARD equalled Jimmy Greaves in the Chelsea scoring charts last night -- but he insists milestones will mean nothing if his Blues dont win the title this season. Lampards strike from the penalty spot in the impressive 3-1 win at Sunderland was his 132nd goal for the club, which equals the total legendary striker Greaves netted for the Blues between 1957-61. The England international is amazed to have matched the Chelsea product, who went on to play for AC Milan and Tottenham, but said: Personal records are nice, but not as important as silverware. When you look back on your career you look at what you won as part of a team. Im much more proud of winning Premier Leagues and FA Cups with Chelsea. Im very pleased to be up there with him, but just want to keep on scoring goals for Chelsea, especially important ones that help us win games. 34 Wednesday, 19 August 2009 London Lite ARSENALNOWWenger is delighted withimpact of new boy Vermaelen BY JAMES GOLDMAN Lamps equals Greavsie but Frankly, its all about Franks a lot: Lampard puts Chelsea ahead from the penalty spot Inbrief Scott set to land his name-sake ANDY SCOTT is set to sign Bristol City defender James Scott to bolster his high-flying Brentford side after their 2-1 win over Norwich last night. The Bees are buzzing after two wins and a draw from their first three games in League One after winning League Two last year. Scott has already brought in a host of new players but wants to add the young defender who was on loan at Griffin Park last season. Hodgson gets the Green light FULHAM are closing in on the signing of West Brom skipper Jonathan Greening, according to Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo. The negotiations between the clubs prompted Di Matteo to opt against playing the 30-year-old midfielder in last nights 3-2 win at Peterborough. Basically the two clubs are negotiating, said Di Matteo. I didnt feel it was right for him to be involved last night. Sad Chamakh going nowhere MAROUANE CHAMAKH is resigned to staying at Bordeaux, despite interest from West Ham. The Morocco international said: Of course the transfer window isnt shut but I am pessimistic about my chances of going. West Ham are the latest to come in. This week they have shown an interest. But I am seeing what happened with Arsenal all over again -- the problem is Bordeaux. So it is very tricky. Rovers tie-up Salgado deal MICHEL SALGADO has today joined Blackburn on a two-year deal. Capped 53 times by Spain, Salgado had his Real Madrid contract cancelled by mutual consent earlier this month. During his time at the Bernabeu, the 33- year-old helped the club to two European Cup triumphs and four league titles. This will be a good experience for me, my wife and children. I have joined a historic club, he said. Dubais 12m pot takes a hit IT IS expected to be confirmed next month that the 12m prize money in the inaugural Dubai World Championship hailed at its launch as golfs richest-ever event is to be cut by as much as a quarter. The tournament on 19- 22 November is currently listed as having a 6m purse, with the same amount on offer from an end-of- season bonus pool to the top 15 finishers in the Race To Dubai money list. CELTIC .......0 ARSENAL...2 CHAMPIONSLEAGUEPLAY-OFF,FIRSTLEG SUNDERLAND....1 CHELSEA ...........3 BOBBY TAMBLING 202 (370 games, 1959-70) KERRY DIXON 193 (420 games, 1983, 92) ROY BENTLEY 150 (367 games, 1948-56) PETER OSGOOD 150 (380 games, 1964-74, 78-79) JIMMY GREAVES 132 (169 games, 1957-61) FRANK LAMPARD 132 (429 games, 2001-present) CHELSEAS ALL-TIME LEADING SCORERS ARSENE WENGER is confident Arse- nals defensive fragility is a thing of the past thanks to The Verminator. A 10m summer signing from Ajax, Thomas Vermaelen already looks like representinganothermasterstrokefrom Wenger in the transfer market. Eyebrows were raised when the Arse- nal boss allowed his longest-serving player, Kolo Toure, to join the Manches- ter City revolution in the summer. But after last nights 2-0 stroll at Park- head, a venue at which no English club had won for 26 years, we now know why. Vermaelen, 23, followed up Saturdays eye-catching debut at Everton with another defensive masterclass, as Arse- nal all but booked their place in the ChampionsLeaguegroupstage,launch- ing into bone-crunching tackles and looking at ease in possession. And even Wenger, who believes a new player requires a six month bedding in period, has been taken aback by the Belgians immediate impact. He said: Yes, I am surprised but we saw that he had the physical strength and mentality to cope and when he was needed he came in. I believe he has a good mix of the physical and technical for a centre-back and it is interesting to have a left-footed player because he gives you angles for the pass which are very important for the midfielder. Although there was a huge element of fortuneaboutbothgoals,Vermaelenand scorerof thefirst,WilliamGallas,rarely looked troubled as they limited Celtic to just a single shot on target. Wenger believes the veteran France internationalisinthebestformof his Arsenal career and few could argue that his partnership with Vermaelen looks a ny t h i n g o t h e r t h a n hu g e l y promising. AndVermaelen,himself,isfindinglife easy at his new club alongside the former Chelsea defender. He said: He is very experienced, its very easy for me to play with him becausehehasexperiencefromthepast. I like the English way of football, the atmosphere, the desire. I like it a lot. Gallas never saw eye-to-eye with his previouspartner,Toure,andwithnotori- ous troublemaker Emmanuel Adebayor also departed, Robin van Persie is impressed with his sides new found spirit.Hesaid:Wehaveshownwereally HES only played two games for his new side, but already Arsenal fans are purring over their new defender on arsenalmania.com... THOMAS VERMAELEN USES TABASCO SAUCE FOR EYEDROPS THERES NO SUCH THING AS GLOBAL WARMING. THOMAS VERMAELEN GOT COLD SO HE TURNED THE SUN UP THOMAS VERMAELEN ONCE VISITED THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. THEY ARE NOW KNOWN AS THE ISLANDS THOMAS VERMAELEN DOESNT HAVE A CTRL BUTTON ON HIS KEYBOARD. HE IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL. THOMAS VERMAELEN SAID 1+1 IS 5. STEPHEN HAWKING AGREED THOMAS VERMAELEN COUNTED TO INFINITY... TWICE THOMAS VERMAELEN ONCE WON A GAME OF CONNECT-FOUR, IN THREE MOVES ARSENALMANIA ON TV index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html