Chelsea and England legend Frank Lampard might stay at the Etihad beyond January, according to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Lampard joined Manchester City on a six month laon deal from MLS club New York City. Lampard signed a two-year deal with the MLS club after he was released by Chelsea last season after spending 13 years at the London club. Lampard scored a goal against his old club Chelsea last weekend and aacording to boss Manuel Pellegrini he might stay beyond January at the Etihad.

“Frank will stay until January because until January he doesn’t have anything to do in the United States because (NYCFC) are not working,” Pellegrini said. “In January we will see what is happening and we will make a decision then. It is not a problem at the moment.”

Lampard might start for Manchester City today in the Capital One Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday. City haven’t won their last four game, Lampard will be looking to help his team and seal a place in the starting XI.

Manuel Pellegrini: “First of all, we were very unlucky not to win one of those games but of course when you don’t win, you have some problems you must improve.

“But [am I] worried about the team? No, because I think we are not playing bad. Especially in the games against Arsenal and Chelsea we played really well.

“Maybe against Bayern we didn’t play the 90 minutes in the way I like the team to do it but it is not easy to play against Bayern away. We didn’t do a bad game. But it is important for us to start getting three points in every game.”