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Frank Lampard admits it will be ‘impossible’ for Chelsea to replace Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard watches on during Real Madrid's friendly with Salzburg
Eden Hazard left Chelsea to sign up for Real Madrid in June (Picture: Getty)

Frank Lampard has said that it will be nearly unattainable for Chelsea to replace Eden Hazard this season because the Belgian is among the perfect footballers on this planet.

Hazard’s seven-year affiliation with Chelsea got here to an result in June when he joined Real Madrid in a deal price an preliminary £88m probably emerging to £130m with add-ons.

The 28-year-old was once in inspirational shape all over his ultimate season at Chelsea, scoring 16 objectives and offering 15 assists within the Premier League in addition to netting two times within the Europa League ultimate win over Arsenal in May.

Chelsea’s efforts to fill the void left through Hazard have been additional hampered through their incapability to signal a alternative in the summertime and Lampard authorised that the remainder of the squad should step up to lend a hand compensate for his departure.

Eden Hazard celebrates with the Europa League trophy after Chelsea beat Arsenal
Hazard ended his Chelsea occupation through profitable the Europa League in May (Picture: Getty)

Speaking forward of the Super Cup ultimate, Lampard mentioned: ‘For me, obviously [Hazard is] one of the vital perfect avid gamers in global soccer and final season, however now not simply final season, over his time at Chelsea he was once the best participant within the group in most cases, when it comes to assists and objectives and a pace-setter.

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‘You cannot replace him individually, I think it’s just about unattainable as a result of the top, top stage he’s at now in his occupation.

‘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 transparent.

‘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 following avid gamers, the following supervisor.

‘That’s our large problem now, to say excellent success to Eden Hazard and to raise on as Chelsea.’

Chelsea began their post-Hazard generation in dismal type through dropping 4-0 to Manchester United at the opening day of the season and Lampard will be hoping for a response from his facet in opposition to Liverpool in Istanbul.

Hazard, in the meantime, is anticipated to make his reputable Real Madrid debut in opposition to Celta Vigo on Saturday when the La Liga season will get up and working.

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