Chelsea ace Lampard: Hazard absence blow for Euro final

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says Eden Hazard's absence for the Europa League final will be a big blow. Hazard's hamstring injury is set to keep him out of their clash with Benfica.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says Eden Hazard's absence for the Europa League final will be a big blow.

Hazard's hamstring injury is set to keep him out of their clash with Benfica.

“It will be a big blow if he’s missing,” Lampard admitted to the London Evening Standard. “He’s an absolutely fantastic player and he has come into his own.

“He made the goals for me [against Aston Villa] which is what he does all the time for us as a team. He beats people, he puts the ball on a plate, he has a magic about him. I love playing with him so I just hope he will be fit.”

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