Benitez tells Chelsea fans to forget legends and look forward to new generation of stars

London, Jan 9(ANI): Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has urged fans to look forward to the new generation of stars at the club, getting rid of their obsession with team legends, and added that replacing older stars with new ones is part of an evolution.

Blues fans are up in arms over veteran Frank Lampard's looming departure and the likely exit of Ashley Cole, also out of contract at the end of the season, following on from the loss of Didier Drogba, while John Terry has only 18 months left on his current contract, the Daily Mirror reports.

Benitez said Chelsea legends deserve lot of respect and what they have achieved at the club is fantastic, however, the Spaniard also asked the fans to look forward at new stars at the club like Eden Hazard, Oscar, Marko Marin and Lucas Piazon.

The gaffer added that the fans would be talking about these young stars in coming couple of years, saying it is all part of evolution of a big club. (ANI)