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Chelsea boss Lampard: Pulisic vs Hazard?

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to avoid comparisons between Christian Pulisic and Eden Hazard.

Hazard left Chelsea last summer for Real Madrid just as Pulisic arrived.

Lampard remarked today: "Eden had a special talent straightaway of being able to receive the ball, show great balance and go past players. He would draw a lot of players towards him to open up space for others. He was pretty unselfish with making assists that way.

"Christian is possibly more direct in his style sometimes, in terms of how he goes past players and runs off the ball, which I like. He has a real ability to break a line and run forward. That's a great trait in the modern game.

"Eden has been here and done it, and did it to an incredible level. Christian has it in his hands to make a real impact over a period of time. The thing I'm so happy with now is when we're finding it hard to break teams down, he is taking responsibility to change that. It's been great to see."

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