Lampard impressed by Hazard
Veteran midfielder praises 'brilliant' youngster
Last Updated: August 19, 2012 8:28pm
Frank Lampard was full of praise for new Chelsea signing Eden Hazard after he impressed on his Premier League debut as the Blues beat Wigan 2-0.
The Belgian was a big-money summer signing from Lille and made an instant impression for the European champions in their Premier League opener, creating the first goal for full-back Branislav Ivanovic with a clever turn and weighted through-ball and winning the penalty which Lampard converted.
Lampard 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 was happy to start the 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. Coming here, with the way they finished last season, was always going to be tough."
Wigan created chances of their own with Victor Moses forcing two saves from Petr Cech and Jordi Gomez twice going close for the Lancashire outfit.