Lampard, Cole, Cahill, and Rooney named in England squad to face Scotland

Scott Heavey

Three and a half more Blues will be participating in midweek friendlies, as Roy Hodgson picked his usual squad

Another squad has been released ahead of next week's meaningless international friendlies, which FIFA traditionally schedules as close to the season opener as possible. Roy Hodgson didn't make many surprise moves with his England squad, opting for a more or less full strength side to face Scotland.

A trio of Chelsea players were named to the upcoming squad, as well as transfer target Wayne Rooney. Here is the full roster that has been selected to take on the Scots:

Goalkeepers: Ben Foster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha

Strikers: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck

Gary Cahill and Ashley Cole both seem fit and ready to go, although I'd really like to see Cole's minutes limited ahead of the new season. Frank Lampard doesn't seem likely to start the opener anyway, as he's hardly had any minutes this preseason due to injury.

Wayne Rooney will be interesting to watch, as his various ailments have meant that his only action thus far has been behind closed doors. I think we all more or less know what to expect from the United forward at this point, but some confirmation that he's not up to 300 lbs. would be nice.

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