Joe Cole insists Frank Lampard is needed by both Chelsea and England.

He told BBC Radio 5Live: "England missed Frank and Chelsea missed Frank and it is great to have him back in the squad - he is another world-class player here.

"There are a lot of players in great form in England at the moment and that is good news because all the best teams have competition for places.

"As a footballer you have to be on your toes, you know you need to perform. I'm happy with my last two games for England but I want my next two to be even better."