Famously described one of the greatest Chelsea players of all time, Eden Hazard looks set to join Real Madrid but who would replace him at the club?
Maurizio Sarri inherited a thin squad on his appointment last summer but he bolstered some areas of the squad including his front-line. Although Chelsea ended the season in third place on the Premier League log, they scored the least number of goals among the top six clubs, with Hazard responsible for 16 goals and 15 assists.
Since joining Chelsea from Lille in 2012, Hazard’s contribution for club is worthy of note. He has led the club to winning five titles in his time. He predominantly plays from the left flank and he poses great threat to opponents with his ability to dribble and run with the fall at his feet.
The Blues will be relying on the magic of Hazard to help them win the Europa League title in Baku but their greatest task is to replace the 28-year-old star if he switches Stamford Bridge for the Santiago Bernabeu. However, we take a swipe at the two players that may step into his shoes.
Pulisic agreed to join Chelsea in the January transfer window and the fans are expectant given the hype that surrounded his spell for Borrussia Dortmund. He was one of the most outstanding youngsters in the Bundesliga and his trait has seen him earn comparison with Eden Hazard.
He is adept at dribbling and running with the ball. He also likes to play short passes but he is one winger that knows how to score goals. He is expected to take some time to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League but fans and pundits have tipped him to come good.
Callum Hudson Odoi
Blessed with the ability to run at defenders, Odoi is the latest break out star from the Chelsea academy but despite being 18, he has earned rave reviews and is part of the first team of the club.
Although he is inexperienced, Odoi featured in 10 League games for Chelsea in the Premier League this season but we expect to see feature in more games next season.