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Football: Lampard has ton of worries over Brazil

Frank Lampard admits that he will have to fight to ensure his place in the England squad at next year's World Cup finals despite being only the eighth Englishman to rack up 100 caps. The Chelsea star will skipper England in Friday's friendly against Chile at Wembley where he will also be presented with a special golden cap having reached the landmark against Ukraine last month. But the 35-year-old knows that his reputation alone will not guarantee a place in Roy Hodgson's Brazil-bound squad.

Football: Lampard vindicated after hard road to milestone

Frank Lampard admits he will feel a sense of vindication if he wins his 100th cap in England's crucial World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday. Despite being one of the most successful goalscoring midfielders English football has ever produced, Lampard, a member of a generation of players regarded as underachievers at international level, has not received universal acclaim.

Football: England's experience can aid World Cup bid - Lampard

Frank Lampard believes the wealth of experience amassed by England's three centurions will play a key role in their country's bid to qualify for the World Cup. England could field three players with 100 caps in the same team for the first time in their history if boss Roy Hodgson selects Chelsea midfielder Lampard for Tuesday's crucial World Cup qualifier against Ukraine. Lampard, 35, made his 99th senior international appearance in Friday's 4-0 win over Moldova and seems certain to start in Kiev alongside fellow centurions Steven Gerrard, 33, and Ashley Cole, 32.

Football: Lampard wants Brazilian bragging rights

England midfielder Frank Lampard admits he would love to inflict more misery on Chelsea's Brazilian contingent as he prepares to clash with several of his club colleagues in Sunday's friendly in Rio. Lampard has already earned bragging rights over Chelsea trio David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar once this season after the Blues midfielder netted England's winner in a 2-1 friendly victory over the five-time world champions at Wembley in February.

Football: Lampard signs one-year extension - Chelsea

Frank Lampard has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea, the west London club said Thursday. The 34-year-old had suggested on Wednesday night following the club's 2-1 Europa League final success against Benfica that a new deal was imminent. The Blues' all-time record goalscorer's previous contract was due to expire at the end of this season. "I really, really hope to be around next year," he had told ITV after the Benfica game. bur-bc/lp

Football: Lampard breaks Chelsea goal record

Frank Lampard equalled and then broke Bobby Tambling's Chelsea record of 202 goals by scoring twice as the Blues came from behind to secure a 2-1 win away to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. England international Lampard struck in the 61st minute at Villa Park when he collected a pass from Eden Hazard, shifted the ball onto his left foot and let fly from some 15 yards. His goal drew the visitors level at 1-1 after both sides had had a man sent-off in Ramires (Chelsea) and Christian Benteke, who opened the scoring for Villa.

Football: Lampard breaks Chelsea goal record

Frank Lampard became Chelsea's outright record goalscorer by scoring twice as the Blues came from behind to secure a 2-1 win away to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. England international Lampard struck in the 61st minute at Villa Park when he collected a pass from Eden Hazard, and let fly from some 15 yards to equal former Chelsea striker Bobby Tambling's club record of 202 goals His goal drew the visitors level at 1-1 after both sides had had a man sent-off in Ramires (Chelsea) and Christian Benteke, who opened the scoring for Villa.

Football: Lampard breaks Chelsea goal record

Frank Lampard beat Bobby Tambling's Chelsea record of 202 goals when he scored twice in their Premier League match away to Aston Villa on Saturday. England international Lampard struck in the 61st minute at Villa Park when he collected a pass from Eden Hazard, shifted the ball onto his left foot and let fly from some 15 yards. His goal drew the visitors level at 1-1 after both sides had had a man sent-off in Ramires (Chelsea) and Christian Benteke, who opened the scoring for Villa.

Football: Ferguson reveals Lampard regret

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has admitted that he regrets not signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard earlier in his career. Lampard visits Old Trafford with Chelsea later on Sunday, when he will be bidding to score a club record-equalling 202nd goal for the London side. The 34-year-old is reportedly close to agreeing a new contract with Chelsea, having been linked with United earlier in the season, and Ferguson says he once considered making an offer for Lampard when he was still at West Ham United.

Lampard fired by Tinkerman switch, says Hollins

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri must take a lot of credit for Frank Lampard reaching the 200-goal milestone for the club, according to former Stamford Bridge great John Hollins. Italian Ranieri, now Monaco coach and who was dubbed 'The Tinkerman' for his habit of chopping and changing the team at Chelsea, bought midfielder Lampard from West Ham United for an eye-popping fee of 11 million pounds ($16.63 million) in 2001.
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