Frank Lampard says Chelsea are still looking to replace Eden Hazard and will look to do so in January now their transfer ban has been lifted.
The Blues booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-1 win over Lille at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Lampard got what they needed against the French side, but it did not stop their manager confirming that he is planning to improve the squad next month.
The Chelsea boss was asked about potential January targets and he was clear that he is still looking to replace the goals that Hazard provided.
‘I think it will be a bit fluid and discussions will be ongoing from now about where we can strengthen.
‘Of course, with Eden leaving we lost a lot of goals and creation in that particular position.
‘Today we’ve missed some chances and we can look at strengthening and pushing and getting more competition in those areas.’
Hazard left the club for Real Madrid over the summer after scoring 110 goals in 352 games for Chelsea.
Christian Pulisic has arrived in his place, but Lampard admits that he needs to find more sources of goals in the first team.
Tammy Abraham is comfortably the top scorer for the Blues this season after he netted his 13th of the season against Lille, with Pulisic lagging behind in second in their scoring charts with six in all competitions.
Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho and Lampard’s comments may well confirm that he is in his thoughts.
The 19-year-old would certainly fit the mould of a player capable of scoring and creating goals playing in the three behind a central striker.
Reports have suggested that the Blues are considering a club record bid of £100m for the teenager, who is looking to leave Dortmund.
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