Gianfranco Zola has been impressed with how Chelsea has handled the exit of Eden Hazard.
The Blues lost their talisman at the beginning of last summer to Real Madrid.
They were also slapped with a transfer ban last summer. Frank Lampard came in and took charge of a new team and has done well since. The player was a big loss and former Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has hailed Frank Lampard and his team for playing brilliant football to cope with the loss of the player.
“It’s been a quiet year,” he told the Daily Mail. “I took a bit of distance, I needed to do that and I’m happy I did.
“Chelsea are doing well considering they have a lot of young players in the team and they lost a very influential player in Eden Hazard.
“Chelsea is a very demanding club. They need to be in the Champions League and they need to win trophies because that is what the club has been doing for some time.”
The Blues have come flying through the campaign with the Champions League qualification sealed and now new players added in Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.