England had a comfortable win against Bulgaria last weekend when they started their Euro 2012 campaign in style with a 4-0 win over the Bulgarians.
The team recovering from its World Cup nightmare, and was without some of its star players and manager Fabio Capello was a worried man. But his team delivered an impressive performance as they easily cruised past the Lions.
One of the important players for the English team is its midfield maestro Frank Lampard, who has been ruled out of England's Euro qualifiers due to a hernia injury. The 32-year-old Chelsea star has been suffering from a hernia injury, and although treatment was given after the World Cup it seems the result has not been as expected. Lampard, who withdrew from both of England's qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland to do some corrective surgery, is expected to be fit for playing for the Blues' next weekend.
In this slideshow we will take a look into the five reasons why England needs its star midfielder back and running before the next round of qualifiers in a month's time.