Tony Cascarino has praised Chelsea boss Frank Lampard for the progress he has made with his team, saying that the former Blue has meant the absence of Eden Hazard has not been missed.
Having lost Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer, Lampard has come in and gone with youth with the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham impressing so far.
The progress has been clear to see with the Blues on a run of seven straight victories in all competitions having beaten Burnley 4-2 at Turf Moor on Saturday.
And, speaking to talkSPORT, Cascarino highlighted the performances of Mount and his fellow Chelsea stars in that run.
“You can have one player [Hazard] who is so good for you that you’re so reliant on him and you keep giving him the ball,” the pundit said.
“Now you can give it to Mason Mount, he might create something for Tammy Abraham, Jorginho is getting on the ball far more.
“Let’s remember who’s not playing for Chelsea at the moment: N’Golo Kante, their best defender Antonio Rudiger.
“So you have to turn back and think there’s a lot that he [Lampard] is getting right and the team is reacting to a lot of big players that aren’t at the club or not playing.”
Chelsea turn their attentions to EFL Cup action next week as they face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.