Lampard is best choice for England captaincy, say Goal Singapore readers

Most of those polled were split between giving the Chelsea midfielder the nod and deeming him unsuitable to lead out the Three Lions, with the former choice garnering more votes
Frank Lampard led England out as captain on Saturday morning when they lost 2-0 to Chile at Wembley.

The Chelsea midfielder was given the honour with regular skipper Steven Gerrard missing through injury and also received a special Golden Cap to mark 100 appearance for the Three Lions, which came during their recent World Cup qualifiying game against Ukraine.

Goal Singapore readers were polled on whether they thought it was the right choice to hand the 35-year-old the armband and it was a close call between "yes" and "no" in the end.

41.8% thought that there were better candidates in the squad to be captain, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart and Ashley Cole all plausible alternatives for Roy Hodgson. But a majority 48.1% believed Lampard possesses the right experience and maturity, with him also being the vice-captain at club level for the Blues.

The result was not pretty for Lampard though, with Alexis Sanchez hitting a brace to condemn them to defeat.