Frank Lampard to win 100th England cap against Ukraine

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Roy Hodgson has confirmed Frank Lampard will win his 100th cap for England in their pivotal World Cup qualifier against Ukraine tomorrow.

The Chelsea midfielder picked up his 99th cap for the Three Lions in their comfortable 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday, and will become only the eighth England player to make a century of appearances when he features in Kiev.

Lampard will follow in the footsteps of both Steven Gerrard and Chelsea team-mate Ashley Cole, both of whom have reached their century in recent months, Hodgson confirmed to reporters today.

"Yes, he'll play tomorrow night, so that's quite a first as well," the England boss said.

"I think I've been very lucky to have three players play their 100th game for England during the time I've been manager. I'm very proud of that I suppose or happy to have been a part of that.

"All things being equal, Frank will play and start tomorrow and get his 100th cap."

The England manager added that he intends to make only one change to the team that strolled to victory over Maldova, with Danny Welbeck the one to miss out after picking up a harsh yellow card that rules him out of tomorrow's key Group H clash.

"Well, basically there will only be one change in the team," he added. "That'll be the person who replaces Danny Welbeck.

"I think that I'll leave it to you to make your assumptions and your guesses on that but that's the only change that's likely."

James Milner is likely to fill in for the Manchester United man as England look to take a giant leap towards qualification for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

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