Drogba: Hazard can’t be replaced at Chelsea
Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard is already a Chelsea legend who will be hard to replace this is according to Didier Drogba.
And though insisting Hazard is irreplaceable, Drogba believes Chelsea will eventually find a way to adapt to life without their star man, who had been at the club since 2012.
"No one can replace Hazard, he is special," Drogba said during an Instagram Live on his official account on Saturday.
"But someone else will come, [and] step up. Hazard is a legend at Chelsea. That's life, that's football."
Hazard left Chelsea earlier this month, making a long-awaited move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid in a deal that could rise to €140million.
The 28-year-old departed Stamford Bridge having scored 21 goals across all competitions last season, helping Chelsea to a third-placed Premier League finish and the Europa League title.
Hazard's departure has come at a difficult time for the Blues, who are currently appealing a transfer ban which would prohibit them from signing players for the next two windows.
Christian Pulisic was brought in from Borussia Dortmund in January before being loaned back to the Bundesliga side for the remainder of the campaign and will likely take up Hazard's spot in the starting XI.