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Frank Lampard is one of the most talented players in English football today, playing a key role in midfield for both Chelsea and England. Frank developed in the West Ham Academy and made his debut for the Hammers in January 1996 following a brief loan spell at Swansea City. Over the next five years he established himself as a key member of the team helping the club achieve their best Premier League finish to date, and making his England debut against Belgium in October 1999. In 2001 Frank signed for Chelsea, and has since become synonymous with the club, netting over 150 goals to place him fourth in the Blues' all-time goalscorers. He has often shown the useful knack of finding the net in the biggest of matches, notably scoring twice to seal the club's first league title in 50 years in 2004-05. His all-action midfield style, allied with great technical ability and a relentless work ethic, have made him one of the most effective players in the Premier League. An England regular, he currently has over 80 caps, and featured for his country in the 2010 World Cup finals. Frank missed four months of the 2010-11 season with injury, by far the longest lay-off of his Chelsea career. © 2011 - PFA Player Profiles
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