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Chelsea needs players like Hazard and Costa - Lampard

Mon 18 January 2021 | 22:45

The Blues coach believes that his team needs players like Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.


boss Frank Lampard believes his side lack the presence of great personalities.

Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, and Hakim Ziyech have scored just two goals since November, and Timo Werner failed to score in his last ten games. The stars' failure to score has become a factor in the downfall of Lampard, and the Blues have experienced a sharp decline since December. Before the crucial match against Leicester City, the English coach claimed that his team needs great personalities.

“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 told 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.”



source: SportMob