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Chelsea fans have been warned about comparing Christian Pulisic with former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
According to former Manchester United and Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham, Hazard can’t be replaced but he believes Pulisic can become an important player for Chelsea after his impressive performance against Liverpool.
When asked if Pulisic could replace Hazard, Higginbotham told Sky Sports: “You can’t expect that.
“People will ask the question, how do you replace Hazard? You can’t.
“What you can do is look for a player that can give great qualities. Pulisic, I must admit against United, when he came on, he didn’t do too much, but he was a real stand-out player against Liverpool.
“Frank Lampard will be delighted with that, he’s only a young player still getting to grips with the English side of the game, but it was great promise yesterday.
“You can’t fill Eden Hazard’s boots but what you can do is bring a player in who can bring different qualities.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes there’s a lot more to come from Pulisic.
“Yeah I was pleased and there is a lot more to come,” Lampard said.
“The expectancy is right, he is a big signing for us but you have to remember his age. He’s 20 and come into the league, into this game, against Liverpool, one of the most intense teams in football.
“It took a bit of time early in the game to get his feeling. But once he did, you could see his confidence in carrying the ball and to create.
“I am really happy with him. There is lots, lots more to come. Again, [he’s showing] all the good signs for what he can be for the club.”