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Lampard admits Costa is not easy to replace

Alvaro Morata has a tough job ahead of him.

Frank Lampard believes that the Spanish striker Diego Costa has already proven his quality as one of the best strikers in the world. The controversial forward is expected to leave Chelsea this summer following his bust up with Antonio Conte.

Lampard has now warned Morata that there is a difficult task for him to deal with as Costa is not an easy man to replace:

“I am a big fan of Diego Costa, I don’t underrate him and I don’t think any Chelsea fans do,”┬ásaid Lampard, who now works as a football expert at BT Sport.

“I think Costa was popular there because of the all-round striker he is, he is up there with the best in the world in terms of being a big target man.

“He can be a target, run the line and he can also score goals. He can be a consistent problem for any defender. He is not easy to replace, I don’t think replace someone exactly in his mould but in Morata, I think they have a young player with great movement.

“He is a good finisher, he scored around 20 goals last year at Real Madrid and they will need him as their main striker this year.”