Lampard expecting tough test
Frank Lampard expects Ukraine to be out for revenge when England face them in Kiev on Tuesday.
The Three Lions face the biggest test of their World Cup qualifying campaign next week when they take on their Group H rivals.
Victory will put England three points clear at the summit, but defeat would likely leave Roy Hodgson's men destined for the lottery of a play-off.
Ukraine know victory will put them on top of the group, but they will also still be reeling from the 1-0 defeat to Hodgson's men during Euro 2012, according to Lampard.
"That win won't help us, I don't think, but maybe it maybe means a bit for them to get revenge," the Chelsea man said.
"I have already got the buzz of the game. They can be very tough. It might not be the most enjoyable of games, but it's a big game on Tuesday night and we will give our best to get a result."
All the talk at Sunday's media conference surrounded Lampard's 100th cap, which he is expected to receive on Tuesday.
With Ukraine hoping to snatch top spot, and a raucous atmosphere inside the 70,000 capacity Olympic Stadium, it will, no doubt, be a night for experienced heads like those of Lampard and centurions Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole.
"The three of us need to bring that experience to the table and show that we can get the right result," he said.
"The experienced heads, and the young boys, are playing fantastically well for their clubs have to stand up and show they can do it on the international stage. That's what we need on Tuesday.
"We'll go there conscious they're a strong team but confident in our own abilities. We've got the team to get a result, without a doubt."
Already shorn of Wayne Rooney, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones, Glen Johnson and Andy Carroll through injury, manager Roy Hodgson has been hit by another two blows over the weekend.
Danny Welbeck was ruled out of Tuesday's game after picking up a booking for kicking the ball away in the 4-0 win against Moldova and in-form striker Daniel Sturridge then withdrew from the squad with a thigh problem.
Yet despite their injury worries, Hodgson's men put on a good display against Moldova, with Rickie Lambert scoring once and setting up two goals.
Lampard admits losing Welbeck has hit England's preparations, but he is sure they will be able to survive without the Manchester United forward.
"It's a big blow, he's started the season well and he's a very talented player," the former West Ham midfielder said,
"I've enjoyed watching him for Manchester United and he scored two goals the other night but we've got players who can come in and do the same job.
"With Theo Walcott, Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young and James Milner, we've got a lot of depth on the wings. It's up for someone to come in and now and stand up."
Although Ukraine will offer a much sterner test than Moldova, the way in which Lampard, Gerrard and Jack Wilshere operated in midfield against Moldova has given Hodgson reason for optimism.
Debate has raged for the last few years about Lampard and Gerrard's supposed incompatibility, but with Arsenal man Wilshere by their side, the penny finally appears to have dropped.
"It was an honour to play with Stevie and Jack on Friday," Lampard added.
"Obviously Ukraine are going to be stronger team, but I think in the midfield worked pretty well in Friday.
"Jack is a fantastic player, he is a world-class talent already and it's always a pleasure to play with Steve so it's nice to have a link in there."