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Chelsea veteran Lampard convinced by Barkley quality

Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard is convinced of the quality of Everton star Ross Barkley.

Lampard, who captained England against Ecuador in the Sun Life Stadium, is convinced he has the characteristics to be a top player.

"It's the fearlessness of youth," said Lampard. "He has great ability on the ball, running at people and taking them out - and that's what you want to see.

"It's brilliant for him, brilliant for the team and individually to see him come through. It's great for the team to have players in those attacking areas who can make things happen.

"I'm sure he will have learnt a lot from the game in terms of positions to pick up, times to turn, times not to. But when you've got players like that in a team, players who can run away from people and make things happen, then you're very happy.

"He's a young boy and good luck to him, it's good to see him come in and do so well."

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