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Frank Lampard to captain England Against Chile

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The Chelsea midfielder will lead his team out in recognition of his 100 caps for England.

Mike Hewitt

Frank Lampard made his 100th appearance for England in October’s goalless draw against Ukraine, making him the latest centurion for the national side.

To celebrate his achievements for the national side, he will captain the Three Lions in their friendly Friday night against South American guests Chile. Lampard who will make his 103rd appearance for the team has scored 29 international goals, which is a fantastic achievement for a midfielder.

His all around game has always been impressive and I think we can safely now consider Lampard an England great. You dream about getting a single cap for your country, but Lampard has managed over 100 over the space of a 14 year International career.

However he still has a lot to give and his final contribution should come this summer in Brazil, after which I fully expect him to retire from International football.

Lampard made his first appearance for England back in 1999 and although his better days may be behind him, he still brings a lot of quality and experience to a team in transition.

Steven Gerrard is unlikely to feature against Chile following a hip injury he sustained in Liverpool’s weekend win against Fulham. However Lampard would have captained the side anyway.

It will be a special night for Frank as his daughters Luna and Isla will be mascots.