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Capello insists Chelsea veteran Lampard has England future

England coach Fabio Capello insists Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is in his plans.

Lampard was hooked in their 2-2 draw with Switzerland on Saturday.

"Frank Lampard is an important player," said Capello. "When he is fresh, he is a really important player.

"He has a big personality on the pitch and he scores goals. When he is in a good moment of form, he is a good player."

The problem, according to Capello, was acute tiredness which he claimed affected many of his players.

"He played a lot of games," said the England coach.

"I saw him and he was not fresh like the other players.

"I decided to make a change because of this."

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