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Gerrard Out Injured

Roy Hodgson’s England side will have to face Chile without captain courageous Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool man has been ruled out of the international friendly on Friday due to a hip injury, and it still remains to be seen if he will be ready for the match against Germany on Tuesday, November 19.

Additional injuries to the Three Lions squad have also seen Kyle Walker, Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck pull out of the squad through injury.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could also miss out of the Chile game after complaining that his foot is hurting and has been restricted to training in the gym.

Moreover, Frank Lampard, who would appear an obvious choice to replace Gerrard as skipper, is struggling with a cold and that could leave the England manager with yet another vacancy and captaincy problem.

Wayne Rooney, however, may put his hand up to take the captain’s armband on the occasion he is set to earn his 100th England cap.

Likely to replace Gerrard in midfield is Arsenal man Jack Wilshire who has been in fine form for his club this season and has been a significant part in the Gunner’s place at the top of the English Premier League at present.

The game against Chile will also afford Southampton striker Rickie Lambert the chance to establish himself in the England team before next year's World Cup.

Lambert has impressed tremendously at the start of the season for his club, finding the back of the net on regular occurrence which has seen Southampton as the surprise packages in the league, currently sitting third on the standings, only three points behind leaders Arsenal.

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