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Eden Hazard was a very important player for Chelsea before his move to Real Madrid this summer, with the Belgian scoring or creating nearly 50 percent of Chelsea’s goals last season.
Despite Chelsea’s inability to sign a replacement, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he felt Chelsea have options to cope with the loss of Hazard.
“I felt we have options and people talk about transition and obviously there is a transition when you lose a player as impactful as Eden,” said Lampard.
“He scored or created nearly 50 percent of our goals last year so you have to accept that and look for where else in our team can we come up with that sort of end product and we do have the players to do it.
“We have attacking players that want to score goals, a team that want to move the ball quickly, we want to get the ball into wide areas, sometimes we won’t be able to play through teams so as a collective one and at the minute we are scoring goals so we have to continue in that vein.
“Everyone wants an Eden Hazard in the team, don’t get me wrong but we haven’t [got one] and it was what was in front of me and we have got good players and it was important we try and be an attacking force.”