Photo: Eden Hazard sends heartfelt message to Chelsea legend

Eden Hazard takes to social media to heap praise on Frank Lampard after the midfielder announced his retirement from football

A photo posted by Eden Hazard (@hazardeden_10) on

Eden Hazard has taken to social media to wish Frank Lampard all the best after the the Chelsea legend announced his retirement from football on Thursday.

The 38-year-old called time on his glittering career on Thursday after the speculation about his future.

Lampard made 649 appearances for Chelsea and won 106 England caps, and he ends his career as the Blues’ all-time top goal-scorer.

The former England midfielder is now expected to pursue a coaching career.

And Hazard appears to be keen to see Lampard return to the training pitches at Cobham, if his post on social media on Thursday was anything to go by.

Hazard shared the photo above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “@franklampard You will be missed mon ami, football needs you back soon! Legend, leader and friend #superfrank”

Hazard and his Chelsea team-mates are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Saturday lunchtime.

The Blues are leading the way at the top of the Premier League table, and are nine points clear of second-placed Tottenham.

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