John Terry And Frank Lampard Head Chelseas Contribution To Englands World Cup Squad -3u8547

Football Chelsea’s England players hope to travel to South Africa after helping their club seal the Premier League and FA Cup double. With John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Joe Cole named in Fabio Capello’s provisional 30-man squad, the Stamford Bridge outfit are supplying 266 caps to the group. Only London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have more current England internationals. However, the club has not always been so well-represented at international level. Indeed, many of Chelsea’s fans claim club legends such as Peter Osgood and Dennis Wise were unfortunate not to play more often for their country. After winning The FA Cup with Chelsea, Osgood was named in Alf Ramsey’s squad for the 1970 World Cup, making just two substitute appearances. ‘Ossie’ scored 103 goals during his time at Stamford Bridge and is remembered by supporters for his likeable character as well his technical gifts. Frank Lampard and John Terry will hope they don’t suffer the same misfortune that befell former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti. A late replacement for Gordon Banks in the 1970 quarter-final against West Germany, the Chelsea stopper had to bear the brunt of the finger-pointing after England famously ceded a two-goal lead, losing the match 3-2. Such events tend to provoke some outlandish claims and some have argued since that England’s unanticipated exit was a decisive factor in Howard Wilson’s defeat in the general election of that year! While Lampard might not hold the Government’s fate in his hands, England supporters will look to him to continue his Premier League form in South Africa. The Blues midfielder was the third highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League this season, netting 22 goals. His enduring partnership in midfield with Steven Gerrard is something Fabio Capello has helped develop and both players will be seeking to make significant contributions to the team’s success at the World Cup. Sitting behind the midfield, the partnership of John Terry and Rio Ferdinand is also an important factor in how the squad performs. Terry is a former captain playing alongside his current captain and this experience will be vital in South Africa. The importance of Chelsea players to England’s World Cup campaign is not only a measure of their ability but also of the great success the club has enjoyed in both domestic and European .petition in the Abramovich era. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: