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According to former Chelsea midfielder Quique de Lucas, the Blues lack a star player this season following the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid during the summer.
De Lucas believes American international Christian Pulisic, who joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund for £58m, can become Chelsea’s X-factor.
The Blues have heavily relied on Hazard in the past and the club has struggled following his departure to Real Madrid.
Speaking to The Athletic, De Lucas said: “They don’t have that star figure we had on the pitch in Zola. That is worrying. They need to find it. Chelsea need to find that X-factor. Maybe it will be Christian Pulisic.
“It’s difficult. No-one has that experience.
“For me, the one that can make the difference, albeit in a different way, has to be Frank. The fact he was part of the 2002-03 side who did it having only signed myself has to help him. He knows the club, what it means to play for the Chelsea shirt.
“The young players have to learn that when you put the Chelsea top on. Everyone is going to try to beat you. You have to be right at the top to win games.”
Chelsea are currently 11th on the table with just five points from our opening four games while Pulisic has one assist to his name from Chelsea’s opening four Premier League games and is yet to get off the mark with a goal.