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Lampard Is Ready For Hull And Another Premier League Campaign

According to Daily Mail, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has rubbished suggestions that an Achilles injury will rule him out of the start of the season, after the England international admitted he was looking forward to the start of the campaign and no longer had pain from his injury.

Jose Mourinho’s men successfully completed their pre-season program in the United States, after beating Italian giants AS Roma 2-1 in Washington D.C. this past weekend. The Blues look a strong knit unit, after rumors linking some of the players with moves away from the club. Attacker Andre Schurrle and goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer made their first starts for the club since making a move from their respective clubs, and fellow signing Marco van Ginkel from Vittese also looked strong in midfield. Mourinho admitted Fernando Torres had been lacking the final touch, but was confident that the team would adjust their play around the Spaniard’s strengths. Romelu Lukaku was also among the scoresheets with speculation over another loan move to ensure he does not stay on the bench. The Belgian looked ever so confident on the pitch, and Mourinho will be impressed with the maturity shown by the striker at a young age.

Lampard had a tough start to last season, with many pundits reckoning the England international may have reached the end of his potential. However, the former West Ham United midfielder proved all the critics wrong by putting in consistent performances time and time again to play important roles in the wins. The Blues won the UEFA Europa League, and Lampard played a vital role in that feat, which will certainly impress Russian owner Roman Abramovich, who has seen Lampard through his prime.

Next season will be important for the versatile midfielder, as he will be targeting a spot in next year’s FIFA World Cup for his country, which takes place in Brazil. With as many as four competitions for Chelsea to contest next season, Lampard will have ample amount of games to seal his place in the England squad traveling to South America.

Lampard said, “There is no pain with the injury any more, I am feeling good.”

“I like to think I am a pretty fit bloke and will be ready for Hull.”

Judging by Lampard’s appearance on Wednesday night for his national team – he came on as a second half substitute in their 3-2 win over Scotland – it seems that Lampard is fit and ready for another Premier League campaign.

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