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Frank Lampard ready to 'hit the ground running'

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard says he is 'ready to hit the ground running' for club and county after overcoming injury difficulties that restricted his involvement during pre-season friendly matches.

The 35-year-old has been battling an Achilles problem which has seen him play only two halves of football this pre-season.

Lampard came off the bench in Chelsea's final pre-season match against Roma on Sunday to score the equalising goal. 

"There is no pain with the injury any more. I am feeling good," admitted the midfielder

"I like to think I am a pretty fit bloke and will be ready for Hull. I have trained the hard so if the manager wants me I am there and I am ready," he added.

Chelsea start their season at home to newly promoted Hull City, and manager Jose Mourinho will be looking to begin his second spell at Stamford Bridge with a victory.

The all-time leading Chelsea goalscorer has been called up to the national side to face arch rivals Scotland on Wednesday at Wembley and is relishing the opportunity.

"I am looking forward to it and I would love to take part at some point. And what a great game it is.

"I know people have moaned about when the game is and that is understandable but when you're playing against Scotland what a fantastic game for us to play," said Lampard.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are still being linked with Lampard's England teammate Wayne Rooney after speculation that he wants to leave the Premier League champions Manchester United.

Rooney, 27, has also missed big chunks of United pre-season schedule and was ruled out of their FA Community Shield match with Wigan on Sunday, but took part in England's full training session on Monday at St Georges Park.   

 

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