Frank Lampard Receives Warning From Capello

It came as a surprise to many that Frank Lampard was left out of the England team to play Bulgaria on Friday evening. It proved to be the right decision though as Fabio Capello’s team won 3-0 to put themselves in pole position to qualify for next years Euro 2012 Championships.

Capello has been speaking to the press about Lampard’s omission and said, “Lampard is one of the best English midfielders, but I need to choose the players, not the name. The first two games he played were not good and at this moment Barry is in really good form. My players… will need to accept my decisions. It is the start of the season and he needs to play more games.”

Asked about whether Lampard would play against Wales on Tuesday Capello would not commit eaither way, but he did say, “Frank is part of this squad. He is a professional and when he came on he was really focussed and did well.”

Club captain John Terry was surprised by the omission of Lampard who could only find a place on the bench. He said, “I think that goes for all of us, myself included, everyone in the squad. We saw the manager earlier in the week leave Rio Ferdinand out, so we all feel it. What we are seeing is competition all over the park for places. The youngsters who have come in have brought a lot of enthusiasm into the camp and there is a real emphasis on the way the team wants to go. They are a big part of that and a big part of England’s future. It is down to the manager at the end of the day.”

England’s loss could be Chelsea’s gain. With important Champions League and Premier League games coming up a fresh and fit Frank Lampard could be a real boost to Chelsea and Andre Villas-Boas.

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  1. Alan Frank says

    Just a shame AVB can’t see that Lamps is not playing well and that he should give Josh MacEachran a real chance to prove himself in the position. Lamps hasn’t played well since returning from his injury of last season. The sooner he is dropped out of the Chelsea first 11 the sooner he will get the kick up the backside that he needs. It does some players absolutely no good to know they are nailed on for a starting place no matter how badly they play. I love Frank Lampard, the guy is a Chelsea legend in his own time but Chelsea need him back to his very best.

  2. peter says

    Yes, AVB should learn the sincerety of Sir Alex. Sir Alex will not play a player who is not playing well. But in Chelsea, Lampard plays 90mins without playing well.This is what I call the insincerety of the Chelsea beginning from Ancelloti 2 the present. Lampard is not playing well and it will be a height of dishonesty 2 give him 90mins at the expense of other good players. Up blues!

  3. dula says

    capello did right,lampard is no longer the same he used to be,c’mon avb wake up,bench lampard in chelsea squad then you wont need to stand up throughout while the match is played,some players frustrates you&thats why you end up standing in the entire match,dont be afraid,make your own team,very simple,we have been so happy by benching kalou,brogba and malouda,bt everyone believes that lampard deserves the bench too,we dont need players who slows the game,werespectlampard bt he can certainly deliver unless he comes from the bench,we are backing you avb!i dont see no sound reson as to why we bench mcheachran,why?do we want him to lose confidence again?

  4. Ali misbahu says

    Nice 2 see you on the bench, you deserve more than bench. I hope one day we’ll see you watching from chair! Haha

  5. Mike says

    AVB you chose Chelsea over Porto n u knew u had to make brave decisions.Two brave decisions u NEED to make before Abramovic gives u de boot!!Bench Torres n try Sturridge or Lukaku.Bench Lampard n try Machecchran.Prove us ur supporters dat we r wrong in our analysis!!

  6. owolabi says

    I am vry annoyin wt u AVB y cant u bench lamp ad use ds small boy MMACHRAN or what it is his name….as s gud coach dont used player by name rather dan performance..if u contiue as ds yr sucess depend on god….

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