Lampard sends Sarri big Chelsea message after £86 million deal gets agreed
Blues legend Frank Lampard has admitted that he hopes that Chelsea will be able to cope without Eden Hazard.
There has been so many headlines about Hazard this season that it has been frustrating many fans, especially as all the talk has been about the Belgian packing his bags and leaving for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
It is no secret that the Spaniards are desperate to sign the winger, and if you believe reports on L’Equipe, Madrid have already agreed a massive £86 million deal with Chelsea for Hazard.
Madrid are expected to make an official announcement following the Europa League final at the end of this month, with Hazard revealing that he has informed Chelsea of his decision a few weeks ago.
And although Lampard is confident Sarri will cope without his star man, he has urged the Italian to trust more in the young players to help cope with his loss.
‘He’s in the top few players in the world. I think we all know that,’ Lampard, now manager of Derby, told talkSPORT.
‘We’ve seen him in the Premier League and he has been a joy to have. He was a joy to play with. I knew his potential from day one when he trained at Chelsea a few years ago now.
‘Of course it will be disappointing to lose him for the Premier League but particularly Chelsea. You don’t replace Eden Hazard, you have to find ways around it whether it be some of the younger players or the team.
‘That’s if you are going to lose him, we don’t know that for sure yet but it seems it might happen.’
Hazard is a superstar at Chelsea and losing him will be a massive blow. But his loss could be a blessing in disguise for the Blues as many of the talented aces will now get the chance to shine.
Chelsea have so many young players that are tipped to become some of the best in the business and that will only happen if they are given a chance at Stamford Bridge.