Chelsea defender Gary Cahill hopes teammate Frank Lampard is handed an England start on Friday against Moldova.

Cahill also stressed that the midfield partnership between Lampard and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, which has come under so much scrutiny over the years, has the potential to blossom.

"Can it work? Yes. Why? Because they're two fantastic players individually who have played with many other great players, and they can adapt their game," he said. "There isn't a problem with that because they are both such good players."