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Lamps doubtful for England

24 Mar 2008 - 09:59:52

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is a doubt for England's friendly in France on Wednesday evening due to a hip injury.

The 29-year-old picked up the knock during the Blues' crucial 2-1 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and is waiting to see how the problem settles down.

He said after the game: "I took a knock on my hip during the first half and it was pretty painful.

"I am still going to report for England duty and see how it is."

Meanwhile, Blues head coach Avram Grant hailed his side's display against the Gunners, which saw them move into second place in the Premier League.

He added: "I have always said to the players when we were chasing Arsenal and Manchester United, many points behind them, that we only wanted to be able to be in this position.

"That when they come to Stamford Bridge it can be a game which if we win we can go ahead of them. Today, we did that.

"We played good football from the beginning and we responded very well from going behind.

"I don't know if we can win the title now, but we will be doing our best to do it.

"It is important we play attacking football and score goals. For me, this is more important than any other way and I will keep doing things in the way that I am."

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