Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to captain his national team against Chile this Friday, and will be celebrated as having become an official England centurion, according to the Express.

Lampard will stand in for the injured Steven Gerrard as he looks to recover from a possible hip injury sustained with Liverpool.

The injury has ensured that the long-serving Chelsea midfielder has become an unlikely addition to the national squad which will host Chile, as England manager Roy Hodgson is sure to want to prevent agitating Gerrard's injury any further, as well as risking the wrath of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

In attendance during the match against Chile will be Lampard's two daughters, Luna and Isla.

The duo will help mark their fathers special day by becoming mascots for the Three Lions. The Chelsea player will also be presented with a commemorative cap before kick-off to mark the occasion and acknowledge his inclusion into the elite band of players who have managed to appear over 100 times for Three Lions. 

Lampard became the eighth England player to earn 100 caps for the national team during a goalless draw against Ukraine in Kiev back in October.

The midfielder was not handed the armband on the night as it was a World Cup qualifier and Roy Hodgson wanted his side fully focused on the job at hand.

The prestigious list of England centurions include:

Peter Shilton - 125 caps
David Beckham - 115 caps
Bobby Moore - 108 caps
Steven Gerrard - 107 caps
Bobby Charlton - 106 caps
Billy Wright - 105 caps
Ashley Cole - 105 caps
Frank Lampard - 102 caps

The next English player to reach 100 caps could be Manchester United's Wayne Rooney as he currently has 86 caps to his name.

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