Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and? Lampard reveals the three players Chelsea are missing

Unsuspecting Eden Hazard walks out for training as Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso trail him with a cardboard box

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that his side do not have the requisite experience in the team, following the departure of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in recent years.

Lampard believes that his side is a young and youthful squad who are new to the Premier League, but have the potential to do exploit in no distant future.

Lampard recently told the media: “People were touting us as title challengers, [but] we have a squad that’s young in composition – especially in forward areas. We don’t have the players in those areas that this club has had before, that are goal machines or assist machines that win you games,” Lampard began telling reporters.

“We haven’t got Eden Hazard contributing 50 per cent of goals or assists. We haven’t got a [Diego] Costa scoring 30 goals. We are developing those players and I believe in them strongly. We are not quite there where other teams around us maybe are at the front end of the path.

“For us there could be tough times. So it’s important for me and the players to keep working but also stay patient and calm.”

He further added: “At the moment, we are not a team that has Costa, [Cesc] Fabregas or Hazard, to mention the players who came slightly after that. We are a team that when we rely on players at the front end of the pitch, it’s clear that they new to the Premier League.”

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