Schwarzer says Cesc right replacement for Chelsea icon Lampard

Mark Schwarzer says Chelsea have done well to replace Frank Lampard with Cesc Fabregas. Former Arsenal ace Fabregas, 27, has joined Jose Mourinho’s outfit in a £30m deal from Barcelona.

Mark Schwarzer says Chelsea have done well to replace Frank Lampard with Cesc Fabregas.

Former Arsenal ace Fabregas, 27, has joined Jose Mourinho’s outfit in a £30m deal from Barcelona.

Schwarzer told the Daily Star Sunday: “It’s a big shame for us losing Frank, who has been an unbelievable player in the Premier League.

“He’s a world-class player and it’s a huge loss for Chelsea considering how long he has been at the club. But he’s obviously looking for another challenge.

“With Cesc, you’re talking about another world-class player replacing Lampard.

“That’s what happens at the top end of the league and at clubs like Chelsea. Players of equal quality replace the old ones.”

 
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