Three Lions star is still being plagued by a troublesome Achilles.
Veteran Chelsea midfield player Frank Lampard is considered to be a major doubt for England’s upcoming friendly international with arch-rivals Scotland at Wembley Stadium later this month, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The England international has so far missed all three of the west London club’s pre-season friendly fixtures on their recent tour of the Far East with an Achilles’ tendon problem.
And now that the Blues have moved on to the United States for the second part of their global trip this summer ahead of the new Premier League season, the club are said to be more hopeful that the 35-year-old will have recovered in time to feature in at least the last of their four warm-up contests.
“Frank is recovering but of course we don’t want to take risks,” said Mourinho. “Hopefully he plays on the tour, I won’t say the second match but maybe the third or fourth.”
However, either way the chances of the goalscoring midfield player being allowed to team up with Roy Hodgson’s squad for the friendly against Scotland on Aug 14, a fixture that comes just four days before Chelsea kick off the new top-flight campaign against recently promoted Hull City at Stamford Bridge, seem highly unlikely.
Lampard has featured in 97 internationals for the Three Lions since making his England debut in a friendly against Belgium in October 1999, during which time the player has gone on to score a highly impressive 29 goals for his country.