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Frank Lampard discusses Willian and Pedro’s Chelsea futures after Hakim Ziyech arrival

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The experienced duo only have a few months left on their deals with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Frank Lampard has played down speculation that Hakim Ziyech’s arrival at Chelsea will see both Willian and Pedro leave the club when their contracts expire in the summer.

The west London side announced on Thursday that they have agreed a £36.7million fee with Ajax to sign Ziyech in the summer, with the Moroccan predominantly playing off the right flank.

Given that he plays in a similar position to both Willian and Pedro, it has been suggested that both players will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season when their current deals run out.

Ziyech will move to Stamford Bridge from Ajax in the summer (Picture: Getty)

But Lampard says that is not necessarily the case, with renewal talks still ongoing with both players, and he feels the veteran duo still have plenty to offer Chelsea.

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Asked outright if Ziyech’s arrival means Willian and Pedro will leave the club, Lampard replied: ‘No it doesn’t.

‘Those conversations are ongoing with both players.

‘And I think we’ve bought in a quality player who can play in various positions, so it certainly doesn’t have a one-on-one effect on any player.’

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Asked about what great servants the pair have been to Chelsea, Lampard continued: ‘Oh yeah, without a doubt, and both been here in successful periods for the club.

‘Both I found to be very professional and willing and wanting to work this year and help the younger players.

Lampard was full of praise for Pedro and Willian, both before and during his reign (Picture: Getty)

‘And obviously get results which is the main thing. So regardless [of whether they stay], what they’ve done at the club is very well received from our end.’

Ziyech has scored six goals and laid on 12 assists in 18 Eredivisie appearances this season, also impressing against Chelsea in the Champions League, while Willian has four goals and four assists in the Premier League. Pedro has none.

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