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Sports Lampard: Chelsea needed to spend big to replace Hazard

04:15  17 october  2020
04:15  17 october  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Frank Lampard has admitted Chelsea are still looking to replace Eden Hazard and will look to do so in January now their transfer ban has been lifted. Having not been able to spend a penny since arriving at Stamford Bridge this summer, Lampard is keen to fill the huge void left by the departure of Eden

Lampard won't be afraid to spend big after the ban was liftedCredit: Getty - Contributor. That has reportedly piqued Chelsea 's interest after their transfer ban appeal was accepted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, opening them up for business next month.

Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s summer spending spree was what the club needed to compensate for Eden Hazard’s departure last year.

The Belgium star established himself as one of Europe’s top players during his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

The winger represented the Blues more than 350 times and lifted two Premier League and Europa League titles before making the move to Real Madrid last year.

Lampard’s team finished fourth in 2019-20 despite a lack of new additions to the squad because of a transfer ban handed down by FIFA.

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Jamie Redknapp has backed Chelsea 's appointment of Frank Lampard but has urged the club to give him time to succeed. An early winning run helped to Eden Hazard aside, not many of the Chelsea squad can categorically say they hit optimum levels of performance under Sarri. That will be a key

CHELSEA boss Frank Lampard says he’s ready to spend big in January after the club’s transfer ban was lifted. And he warned the club’s promising The Chelsea boss has told his squad they now need to embrace the new era by rising to the challenge, just like he did when Abramovic arrived and started

This summer, however, saw the Blues make a host of signings, with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell joining in big-money deals before Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr were also snapped up.

And Lampard feels the splurge was exactly what the club needed to boost their chances of finishing higher up the table this term after losing a player of Hazard’s calibre.

"For me we lost probably the best player in the league,” the manager told reporters. “We couldn’t do any business so the work we did was on the pitch last year.

"Teams that are striving to be in and around top six and upwards were spending last year, they were spending again this summer.

"They’ve had the opportunity with the players they bought last year to get them embedded into their teams and we’re dealing with teams above us, which is where we want to get to, where we are aspiring to get to, that have been building their squads for a long time.

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Frank Lampard has admitted it is impossible for Chelsea to replace Eden Hazard , but urged the club’s next generation to prove they can still deliver success Hazard ’s last outing for Chelsea was a starring role in their Europa League Final victory over Arsenal in May and Lampard , who spent two seasons

How Chelsea could replace Eden Hazard without spending any money in the transfer market. CHELSEA are busy preparing for life after Eden Hazard following his move to Real Madrid, so how However, the American will need to improve on a record of just six goals and four assists in 28

"We want to build our squad. We missed two windows and now we come back in and we’ve brought players in with a view to improve us."

Frank Lampard looking at the camera: Frank Lampard Chelsea © Provided by Sporting News Frank Lampard Chelsea

Despite all the spending, the former Chelsea and England midfielder is not fazed by the pressure to improve on last season.

"I understand it because that’s football. With our process there will be time needed, but we want to work against that and get to where we want to be as quick as possible,” Lampard added.

"But we should have no problem with expectations. Why would you want to manage Chelsea or play for Chelsea without putting pressure on yourself to succeed or have expectations that come with that? It would be pointless to play for this club otherwise.

"I welcome expectations. We have to put them to the side, work hard and try to live up to them.”

Chelsea have collected seven points from their first four Premier League matches of the season and are in action again on Saturday when they host Southampton.

Lampard impressed by Ziyech (Chelsea) .
Hakim Ziyech made a good impression in his first matches for Chelsea. Frank Lampard praised him. © Panoramic Hakim Ziyech Chelsea Transferred from Ajax for € 40m, Hakim Ziyech was eagerly awaited by Chelsea. His debut for London was postponed due to a physical problem acquired during a pre-season game. So we had to wait before seeing him at work in the blue tunic, but the patience was worth it.

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