Chelsea's Lampard: Beckham, Owen deserve England call

Chelsea ace Frank Lampard is backing LA Galaxy star David Beckham and Newcastle United's Michael Owen to establish themselves under new England boss Fabio Capello.

Lampard, speaking at a school visit organised by England team sponsors Nationwide Building Society, said: "If he's playing we all know the qualities David has got.

"The manager has shown he will pick the best players at the time for each squad and David Beckham has certainly got the capability to be in there.

"As for Michael he's been a great player for England and if he performs at that level there's no reason why he won't play."

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