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Chelsea defender, David Luiz, has identified forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi, as the player that can replace star player, Eden Hazard, at Stamford Bridge.

Luiz stated this following Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final on Wednesday night in Baku.

Hazard, who inspired Maurizio Sarri’s side to defeat their London rivals in the Europa League final, is expected to join Real Madrid in June.

But Luiz believes that Hudson-Odoi can fill the void Hazard’s departure could leave at the West London club.

Asked by reporters who could replace Hazard at Chelsea, Luiz was quoted by NAN as saying. “I think if he goes I just wish him all the best.

“He is a fantastic player, friend and guy. I’ve known him ever since he was here at so young. I am so happy for him because the world knows who Eden Hazard is.

“We have many (who could replace Hazard). Callum (Hudson-Odoi) is great.

“Callum has known this club since he was young and he has the talents to one day try to be like Eden.

“It is a new story for Callum. he didn’t start so well because of the injury but it is time for him to improve in other sides (of his game).”