Chelsea legend Frank Lampard claims Belgium international Eden Hazard needs help at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, the former England international has insisted that he loves Hazard but has admitted that his former teammate has never had a moment likes this in his career.
With Chelsea sitting in 15th place in the Premier League, Hazard has endured a torrid opening to the season in west London. In fact, the 24-year-old still hasn't scored in England's elite division this term, but Lampard believes the forward has time on his side in his pursuit of success at Stamford Bridge.
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When asked about Hazard's recent performances, Lampard stated: "I love Eden Hazard as a player. I was fortunate enough to play with him. His ability is frightening. I think maybe he needs help. I think we forget he's a young boy.
"He's come onto the scene in the last couple of years. He's never had a moment like this in his career. He's never had to worry, he's played generally very well. Last year he was creating all season and was the difference for me for Chelsea last year."
Ultimately, though, Jose Mourinho needs Hazard to find his best form sooner rather than later. Of course, the technically gifted star isn't the only player letting the Blues down right now, but the Belgian ace has the ability and class to help his side climb the Premier League table.
There's no doubt about it, the wide-man was the league's standout player last term, so there's no reason why he won't come to prominence once again.
After last weekend's defeat at home to Liverpool, Chelsea fans will be hoping their side produce the goods on the European scene against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday. Attention will then turn to the Premier League as the Blues travel to the Britannia stadium to take on Stoke City on Saturday.
Chelsea fans: do you expect Hazard to get back to his best in the immediate future? Have your say below!
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