Lampard reveals how he intends to replace Eden Hazard at Chelsea

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Eden Hazard left Chelsea this summer for Real Madrid after seven years at Stamford Bridge.

He left for Spain just weeks after helping Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League finals.

Newly appointed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is hopeful he has the players to cope with the Eden Hazard’s departure to Real Madrid but admits it’s impossible to find a like-for-like replacement for the Belgian.

He is thankful for what Hazard helped Chelsea achieve during his time at the club but he insists he won’t dwell on Hazard’s loss.

Lampard said: “I certainly as a Chelsea fan felt that he gave this club such great pleasure, we are thankful he was here. It is not one to dwell on now, he has gone, we wish him well. We lose one great player but you get around that by looking at the team.

“We have young players at a really good age that have the talent, who in their own way can be really huge players for this club. Part of my job will be to get that out of them.”

Lampard added: “All I can do is not get too far ahead of myself and work hard. I mentioned to try and develop young players, and I think that is really important, but at the same time I want to work with experienced players. I want players, who if you’re 18 or 32, who feels like Chelsea is there club.

“I played alongside fantastic players, like Terry, Cech and Drogba, who all felt for the club.”

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