Frank Lampard on whether Willian take Eden Hazard's number 10 shirt
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Frank Lampard on whether Willian take Eden Hazard's number 10 shirt

Frank Lampard on whether Willian take Eden Hazard's number 10 shirt

23 Jul 2019, 21:50

With Chelsea's number 10 jersey being vacant after Eden Hazard joined Real Madrid, Frank Lampard has downplayed claims that Willian will take the shirt.

New man Christian Pulisic has a claim for the shirt, while reports indicated that the number has also been discussed with Callum Hudson-Odoi around his new contract negotiations. However, Willian claimed during a video in Brazil that he was set to take on the shirt number now that Hazard has moved on to Real Madrid.

Speaking in a press conference after the 2-1 win over Barcelona, Lampard downplayed Willian taking the number 10 jersey, "There's no confirmation of that decision, but it will be taken in due course. I didn't see the interview but I did hear about it.

"Hopefully his return to training date is early August. He needed a bit of a break as well and we're controlling that and making sure he's getting his rehab during that break. I'm hopeful he will come and train with us early August and he'll get up to a level pretty quickly and be available for selection."

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