Blues boss Frank Lampard tells Chelsea fans who will replace Eden Hazard
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that it will be virtually impossible to replace Eden Hazard, as he is one of the best players in the world.
After months and months and months of speculation, Hazard finally got his dream move and sign for Real Madrid in a deal that could cost the Spanish giants around £130 million over the next 12 months.
There has been claims that the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi or Christian Pulisic could help replace the Belgian in the side, as both are two of the most exciting talents in Europe right now.
But as Chelsea could not acquire the players in the summer window to replace Hazard, Lampard has now admitted that the side will virtually be unable to replace the man that helped the club to so much success during the seven year stint at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking ahead of the Super Cup final, Lampard said: ‘For me, clearly [Hazard is] one of the best players in world football and last season, but not just last season, over his time at Chelsea he was the most productive player in the team generally, in terms of assists and goals and a leader.
‘You cannot replace him individually, I think it’s pretty much impossible because of the high, high level he is at now in his career.
‘But the good news and the positive news for us and we must stay calm and be patient with this [is] we have a group of players, some younger players, some experienced players, that now have the opportunity to show that collectively and individually they can step up because yes, you are missing a huge amount of assists and goals, that’s clear.
‘The answer is as a team, we have to find a way to carry on because a football club like Chelsea will always carry on. Eden Hazard, John Terry, Didier Drogba, players move on and it’s down to the next players, the next manager.
‘That’s our big challenge now, to say good luck to Eden Hazard and to carry on as Chelsea.’
Losing Hazard was a massive blow to the Chelsea side and the fact the Blues could not buy a replacement means that his loss will hard twice as hard, so Lampard is right in stating that he simply cannot be replaced.
But Chelsea don’t need a replacement, they need players to step up.
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