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Yalla Shoot :Frank Lampard gives his verdict on the great England midfield debate between Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes – as he hails ‘incredible’ former team-mates

  • The Chelsea legend was asked for his view on Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes
  • Frank Lampard described both of his former England stars as ‘incredible players’
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Frank Lampard wasted no time in dispelling the debate over who was the best out of him, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes, with the Chelsea legend describing the discussion as ‘useless’.

The 45-year-old starred as part of England’s co-called ‘Golden Generation’ but struggled to gel with Gerrard and Scholes as part of a Three Lions midfield.

Scholes eventually retired from England duty at the young age of 29 after being shifted wide to accommodate for Gerrard and Lampard in the heart of midfield and the debate over who was the best player has gone on ever since.

Lampard celebrated huge success during his storied career at Stamford Bridge, Scholes became a serial Champions League and Premier League winner at Manchester United, while Gerrard is regarded as one of the world’s greatest-ever midfielders after his achievements at Liverpool.

Now, the former Chelsea and Everton manager has offered his view on the debate and credited his opposition for being ‘incredible players’.  

Frank Lampard has given his verdict on the debate over who was best out of him, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes

Frank Lampard has given his verdict on the debate over who was best out of him, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes

Scholes starred for Man United but retired from England at a young age

Gerrard enjoyed a hugely successful career with Liverpool

Scholes (left) and Gerrard (right) enjoyed hugely successful careers at Man United and Liverpool

‘It’s a debate that I get when I get in a cab in London. I get it all the time. Listen I am going to sit on the fence here. It’s not a debate that’s worthy of anything,’ Lampard told the Obi One podcast.

‘I played with and against both with England. They were incredible players and we had different attributes and were in different circumstances. 

‘I have the upmost respect for those players. If someone went to me “Frank here is the debate, I think Stevie [Gerrard] is better than you” he was amazing and I’ll agree with you. 

The three English midfielders struggled to fit in together during their time with the England team

The three English midfielders struggled to fit in together during their time with the England team

Lampard is regarded as one of Chelsea and England's greatest-ever midfielders

Lampard is regarded as one of Chelsea and England’s greatest-ever midfielders

‘It’s no big deal and I am pleased to be in debate of that level with players. I know what my strengths were and what they did and I think it’s a useless debate.’

Lampard’s modesty credits the achievements of both Scholes and Gerrard. but is a different view to that offered up by the former Man United midfielder who was recently asked for his opinion.

Scholes tributed Gerrard for single-handedly helping Liverpool become successful, stating: ‘I wouldn’t be able to do what he did at Liverpool.

‘Whether he could’ve done it at United, I don’t know. I don’t see why not. But I couldn’t have done what he did at Liverpool, no.’

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