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Mon Apr 21 06:34:24 SAST 2014

Lampard hails 'brilliant' Hazard

TEAMtalk Media | 20 August, 2012 13:210 Comments
Wigan Athletic v Chelsea - Premier League
Eden Hazard of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match against Wigan Athletic at DW Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Wigan, England
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Frank Lampard has hailed Eden Hazard's Premier League debut as "brilliant" following Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Wigan on Sunday.

The Blues' big-money summer signing wasted no time in making his mark on England's top-flight, setting up Branislav Ivanovic for the first before winning a penalty which Lampard duly slotted home.

Hazard joined the west London club with plenty of expectation behind him, and Lampard feels the player did very well to cope with the pressures of the Premier League.

The England midfielder told Sky Sports: "He (Hazard) was brilliant. It's a young age to come into the Premier League, no matter how good of a player you are.

"He showed the quality he has with the spin and the ball to put Ivanovic through and he showed great speed to get away from his man for the penalty. He was great to play with."

Lampard went on to reveal his delight at starting the new season with a win, adding: "It was a great start to the game. You always want to get a win on the opening day of the season."

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