Frank Lampard is set to win his 100th England cap against Ukraine in Kiev tomorrow, England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed.
The Chelsea midfielder, 35, will become only the eight England player to reach the milestone having made his debut in 1999.
Speaking ahead of the game in Kiev, Hodgson said: "All things being equal, Frank will play and start the game tomorrow and win his 100th cap."
Lampard has won the Champions League, three Premier League titles and four FA Cups during his illustrious career.
Frank Lampard has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea, the club has announced.
The midfielder said: "I'm absolutely delighted. Everybody knows I always maintained the dream was to stay at Chelsea. We've been talking for ages and even though it went on for quite a period it was always amicable.
"I want to thank Mr Abramovich for everything he's done in making the dream a reality. I love this club, the staff, the players and especially the supporters, who have treated me fantastically since the day I arrived.
"The thought of helping the club to more success in the forthcoming years is all I ever wanted. I couldn't be happier."
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has become the club's all-time record goalscorer after finding the net twice in his club's 2-1 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League today.
The 34-year-old has 203 goals for Chelsea, surpassing Bobby Tambling's 202.
Lampard said: "People have been talking about the record a lot and it's great to get it finally, especially in an important game."
Footballer Frank Lampard has finally signed a new deal - but unfortunately for Chelsea fans it is to write children's books.
The midfielder, who is out of contract at the west London club at the end of this season, is writing a series of books, called Frankie's Magic Football, for children aged five and over.
The books will follow the adventures of school boy Frankie, his football-loving friends, and pet dog Max.
Lampard said: "I first had the idea of Frankie and his Magic Football when reading stories to my own children. Sport and reading are two essentials for us at home, so I decided to make up my own football stories and adventures.
"The characters are loosely based on friends and team mates I've played with over the years. I am delighted that Little Brown liked the stories as much as my children and will be publishing the Frankie's Magic Football series."
Lampard is not the first footballer to write fiction - Arsenal star Theo Walcott has written a series of children's books and former England manager, Terry Venables, co-wrote a series of crime novels
Footballer Frank Lampard has signed a new deal - but unfortunately for Chelsea fans it is with a publisher to write children's books.
The midfielder is writing a series of five stories, based on the adventures of a school boy, his football-loving friends, and pet dog Max. Aimed at children aged five and over, the series with publishers Little Brown will be called "Frankie's Magic Football".
Lampard said the characters were "loosely based on friends and team mates" he's played with over the years.
He said: "I first had the idea of Frankie and his Magic Football when reading stories to my own children. Sport and reading are two essentials for us at home, so I decided to make up my own football stories and adventures."
Lampard is not the first footballer to turn author - Arsenal star Theo Walcott has written a series of children's books and former England manager, Terry Venables, co-wrote a series of crime novels.
England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard says Paul Gascoigne will always be his idol.
Gascoigne's agent Terry Baker said he had been drinking and needs immediate help, suggesting the 45-year-old's life is "always in danger" and fearing that "maybe no-one can save him".
"Whatever anyone says about Paul Gascoigne, he was my hero, and he will always be," Lampard said last night.
"I was lucky enough to be involved in Euro '96 with him as a kid.
"He took me under his wing, and I was completely in awe of his character, how much he was joking around, and, more than that, the quality of the footballer he was."
England stars past and present have gathered this evening for the inaugural FA England Awards as the national football body celebrates its 150th anniversary.
The Football Association ceremony, which will issue 11 awards to men's and women's teams of all levels, is being held at St George's Park in Burton Upon Trent.
Chelsea have made the first move towards awarding midfielder Frank Lampard with a new contract to stay at the club, according to The Mail on Sunday.
The 34-year-old's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season.
The Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed he is "devastated" after Frank Lampard's agent revealed the midfielder was leaving the club in the summer when his contract expires:
He posted his feelings on Instagram, along with a photo of the pair celebrating winning the FA Cup.
It’s a huge blow for the team, especially coming after the loss of another senior player in Gareth Barry. The fact that the doctor cannot guarantee Frank could take part in any of the group matches means we have to replace him in the central midfield area.Apart from it being a huge blow to me and the team, I’m especially disappointed for Frank himself. He has been in very good form and was looking forward to the tournament. He made a huge contribution towards us qualifying for the Euros so it is cruel to be forced out through injury just before the tournament.
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