The departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer will be a tricky one for anyone who will be Chelsea boss next season but former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is expecting Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be important players for Chelsea next season.
“I wouldn’t say Pulisic is there to fill Hazard’s boots. It’s not fair to put that load on him,” Wright-Phillips told 888sport.
“He’s there to bring another way of playing for Chelsea and he will create his own footprints basically and build his own legacy there at the Bridge.
“He is definitely a player the fans will like. In America he is rated very, very highly.
“I think Callum can go to the top. We’ve all seen the glimpses of what he’s capable of and if he plays regularly and he finds a consistency and it keeps happening for him then he can only grow and mature.
“He can then become the player we expect him to be and he’ll be key for Chelsea and England once he’s back fit.
“He could be the missing piece that Chelsea need and the same goes for Loftus-Cheek. They will both be very important players for Chelsea next year.”