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Hazard will be tough to replace but Lille have softened the blow by signing Salomon Kalou from Chelsea and Marvin Martin from Sochaux.
Ellerslie George (11-2) at least softened the blow with a game twolength verdict over Borora in the skybet.
The Premiership top scorer had to miss out when he picked up an injury for Everton, but says the England manager's confidence in him softened the blow.
She said yes, and it somewhat softened the blow of not making it into the Premier League.