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Despite the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, Chelsea still have a number of quality wide players.
New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard might not have Eden Hazard, but he has the likes of Willian, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi and January signing Christian Pulisic.
Football consultant Ian McGarry has revealed that Lampard is keen on January signing Christian Pulisic, but he also has a plan for the more experienced Pedro and Willian.
“As far as I’m told and speaking to people at Chelsea, people close to Frank Lampard, he sees a lot of potential in Pulisic,” McGarry said on The Transfer Window podcast.
“But having lost Hazard, he was very keen to reassure Pedro and Willian that they had his confidence and that he would be relying on them initially, certainly, to begin the season as the wide players in the attacking three and that Pulisic will probably alternate with Mason Mount in the number 10 position, with Mason Mount upfront.
“So it will be very interesting to see how that pans out.
“I think with Hazard obviously in the last few seasons, Pedro and Willian have basically been rotated despite the fact that they’ve got very, very good statistics with regards to goals and assists as well.
“I think it’s gonna be a little bit of the young and the old from Frank Lampard when the season starts, because of the injuries that we’ve already talked about.”