Lampard targets England ton

Frank Lampard has set his sights on a century of England appearances after scoring his 200th goal for Chelsea.

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Frank Lampard: Currently has 94 England caps

Frank Lampard: Currently has 94 England caps

Lampard reached the 200 mark with a header in Sunday's 2-0 victory over former club West Ham and remains a match-winner for Chelsea at the age of 34.

The midfielder has now turned his attention to England duties and is glad to be part of manager Roy Hodgson's plans as the squad prepares for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro.

Lampard is fully aware that he is closing in on another football milestone, with six more appearances needed to make 100.

"I'm really enjoying the England thing," said Lampard. "You really appreciate it as you get older every time you play for them.

"I'm enjoying being a part of it. It's a very happy, comfortable squad with Roy in charge.

"It's 94 (caps). But six caps in international football is still a relatively long way. So I'll take it cap by cap."

Lampard has been asked to undertake a deeper midfield role in recent years, but he revealed how former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo encouraged him to get forward at crucial times in the game.

This advice continues to pay off as Lampard requires just three more goals to surpass Bobby Tambling as Chelsea's record goalscorer.

"With experience you can play the deeper role and try to arrive at just the right time, a bit less often but with a bit more effect," Lampard said.

"I think I probably learned to play this way when Di Matteo came in in the run-up to the Champions League final.

"I've developed a bit more and now I'm able to play deeper and still arrive in the area."

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