Lampard welcomes Hazard arrival
Frank Lampard is relishing the prospect of Eden Hazard joining Chelsea and could get a first-hand look during England's friendly.
Hazard is poised to link up with the Blues after tweeting "joining the Champions League winner" this week, although the move from Lille has still to be confirmed.
Lampard, who faces a scan on an injured thigh on Thursday before the friendly, believes Hazard will bring a "youth and hunger" to the Chelsea set-up as they look to rebuild an ageing squad.
"It is very exciting to hear the news. I haven't seen so much of French football but everyone I speak to says he is a very top player, a very top young player," Lampard said.
"If he can bring that youth and hunger and ability into our team, then he'll be very welcome.
"Joe Cole knows him very well and spent a year at Lille with him. Talking about those type of players, Joe is very honest and knowledgeable and he has been very impressed with him."