But Lampard is not willing to rest on his laurels - despite his young side performing above expectations in the opening third of the campaign. "I'm happy but I want more". I thought his all-round game in the second half is what we would expect of him. But I want more all the time.
The England global was on loan at Villa last term, and was a huge reason why the club got promoted out of the Championship, and the Villa Park outfit encounter him for the first time since he went back to his parent club.
Chelsea needed a victory after underperforming badly against West Ham and they got one despite spurning a number of chances.
"Now we've had a couple of tougher results and we just have to try to turn it around".
Lampard had been frustrated with Chelsea's lack of creativity and cutting edge in their shock 1-0 defeat against West Ham on Saturday, so he was encouraged by the way they dominated against Villa.
"Tammy is near the top of the goal-scoring charts, stretches defences, starts our press and he's growing as a personality in the dressing room", Lampard said.
"Of course if a player is on such a good run and they come out of the team it's normal that you can miss them and [against Villa] he came straight back in as he left off".
Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry and Chelsea manager Frank Lampard at the end of the match. Terry had received a warm reception from the home fans, who produced two huge flags before the match in his honour.
"He had his moment on the pitch", said Lampard.
Lampard will have significant funds to spend following their lack of activity and sales of several stars including Eden Hazard and David Luiz, and will launch a move for the 23-year-old as he looks to strengthen at left-back.