Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, has urged manager Maurizio Sarri to put his trust in the club’s youngsters, when Eden Hazard eventually leaves for Real Madrid.
Reports claim Hazard, 28, will become Madrid’s first signing of the summer, after the Spanish giants reached a €100million (£86m) agreement for the Belgian.
Madrid are expected to make an official announcement, following the Europa League final at the end of this month.
Although Lampard expects Hazard’s departure to hit Chelsea hard, he is confident Sarri has the young players to help cope with his loss.
“He’s in the top few players in the world. I think we all know that.
“We’ve seen him in the Premier League and he has been a joy to have. He was a joy to play with.