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Chelsea want to replace Hazard’s output

A priority for Chelsea in the transfer window is to replace the goals and creativity of Eden Hazard.

The Belgian international left Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid in June, after playing more than 350 games for the Blues, scoring 110 goals. Due to the club’s FIFA transfer ban they were not able to sign a replacement for him in the summer, but now that the ban has been lifted, manager Frank Lampard is keen to add somebody to his squad who can bring the same creativity to the team as Hazard did saying “We need more competition in those creative areas.”

Lampard is concerned that his young team are not converting enough of the chances that they are creating, and more evidence of that was seen in their must-win victory over Lille in the Champions League. Cruising at half-time, their inability to add to their two goal lead in the second-half almost proved costly as Lille pulled a goal back, and threatened an equaliser, causing Lampard and the club’s supporters a nervous last 15 minutes.

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