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Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill to Miss Chelsea Game Against City in New York: The Daily EPL

england footballers Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill to Miss Chelsea Game Against City in New York: The Daily EPL

Chelsea and England footballers Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill will miss this Saturday’s exhibition game between Chelsea and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium in order to return to London to meet up with the England squad for their upcoming friendlies against Ireland and Brazil.

However, Lampard, Cole and Cahill will be available for Thursday’s match in St Louis between Chelsea and Manchester City.

The trio will train today and are expected to be involved in tomorrow’s match in St Louis before flying back to England on Friday to meet up with the England national team under manager Roy Hodgson.

Last weekend, England manager Roy Hodgson criticized Chelsea, Manchester City and Spurs for their post-season tours that would impact England’s friendlies.

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15 Responses to Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill to Miss Chelsea Game Against City in New York: The Daily EPL

  1. christian says:

    Very disappointing to hear that. I was really looking forward to seeing Lampard.

  2. jtm371 says:

    pure money grab top dollar for reserve sides.no different than exhibition games in NFL at least those are at beginning of season to get the team ready for season.

  3. CTBlues says:

    Sad to hear that Super Frank wont be at the match on Saturday.

  4. Matt says:

    I’m not surprised. St. Louis is a great soccer city and definitely deserves more regular summer friendlies, but a friendly at the end of the season has been, and always will be, a terrible idea.

  5. Matt says:

    People are dumb enough to buy tickets, usually I would go to these games (in the NY area), but not a May friendly on the same day as the CL final

  6. goatslookshifty says:

    This is when the 1st team players start suffering from hamstring/calf/thigh injuries, meaning they don’t want to play. Who can blame them though…I’m suffering from eye strain just watching nine months of football.

  7. OKOYE says:

    So happy to hear D SPECIAL 1 is coming, thou he’s not da CHRIST we’re expecting for second COMING. Lol proud CHELSEA fan.

  8. I very happy my tame chelsea.we are do well nest yr ok i thanks all chelsea fans.

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