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Mourinho Insists, Cesc Fabregas was not brought to replace Frank Lampard

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Jose Mourinho has cleared the air, suggesting Cesc Fabregas was not brought to replace Legend, Frank Lampard who joined Title Rivals Manchester City on Loan, Insisting the 36-Year Old is "irreplaceable."

"Frank is Frank, he is irreplaceable, no chance," he said. "We have to forget Frank because as you know he is a very special man but very, very special player.

"I think we can never say, in spite of Cesc, who is a fantastic player as you know, you can never say, 'This guy is coming to replace Frank', because Frank is Frank.

"One day he will be with Peter Osgood in a statue [outside Stamford Bridge] because he's fantastic."

Mourinho who has praised the qualities of Cesc Fabregas ranging from his assisting abilties and ability to control The Game, is hoping the Spainard can help Chelsea get a Major silverware this season.

"Fabregas is the player we need to modify a little bit the profile of our game, which we need," Mourinho added.

"We want to give the next dimension to our game in midfield and Fabregas is this kind of player which I like to call 'the seven', because he's not the six and he's not the eight."

"Normally the seven is the winger, I also call the seven the guy in midfield who's not the six, he's not the eight. Or he's a six and eight at the same time. So he's a seven and we need him a lot."

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