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Filling hazard void is Lampard's dilemma

Without prolific Belgian, Blues boss faces hard choices in attack against Man United

Whether or not Frank Lampard is the manager they required, they could do with Lampard the midfielder, who got 20 goals in five successive seasons.
Whether or not Frank Lampard is the manager they required, they could do with Lampard the midfielder, who got 20 goals in five successive seasons. PHOTO: REUTERS

As one of Chelsea's greatest players left, another came back. As their top scorer departed, the record scorer returned.

Whether or not Frank Lampard is the manager they required, they could do with Lampard the midfielder, who got 20 goals in five successive seasons. Because they start life without Eden Hazard, both their most creative and most prolific player, in a fixture that illustrates his importance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'Filling hazard void is Lampard's dilemma'. Subscribe