In an inevitable turn of events, the Manchester City midfielder, who left Stamford Bridge this summer, deprived his old side of a decisive win.
Though Manchester City's Frank Lampard is used to breaking records in a different shade of blue, there is no doubting the professionalism of a player that once again proved he has something to offer at the very highest level.
With City down to 10 men against Chelsea after Pablo Zabaleta's dismissal, and trailing Lampard's old side after Andre Schurrle's goal, up popped the 36-year-old to drag City level with just 5 minutes on the clock.
The former England midfielder, Chelsea's record goalscorer, only came on against his beloved Blues with 12 minutes remaining, but was involved right away, expertly tucking home the equaliser for City after decent work by James Milner down the left, before having other chances to take all three points for his new outfit.
Unsurprisingly, upon drawing level for the Citizens, Lampard exhibited mooted celebrations while his teammates and the home crowd went wild.
Lampard's Premier League career may be coming to an end, but his goal against his former employers saw him net against his 39th top flight club, an English record.
Only seven teams that have ever played in the Premier League haven't suffered at his hands, and two of which (Swindon and Oldham) he never got the chance to play against. The only sides he failed to net against were Ipswich Town, Watford, Cardiff City, Burnley, and QPR. With Burnley and QPR in the Premier League this season, Lampard could yet improve his record even further.
This season is his 19th Premier League campaign, which started with six years at boyhood club West Ham, before a hugely successful 13-year spell at Chelsea. Lampard will only be at Manchester City for a portion of the season, as he is on loan from new MLS franchise New York City to keep fit until the next US league campaign begins again.
It wouldn't surprise anyone if Lampard forces at least one more Premier League net to ripple before he departs.