Backup Plan: 3 Realistic Replacements For Eden Hazard At Chelsea

The player of the year last season was booed at every single moment when he got the ball in Chelsea’s victory over Sunderland in the Premier League. Eden Hazard wasn’t the only one singled by the home crowd as they voiced their support for Jose Mourinho who was sacked by the management after a poor start to the season.

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard

Hazard though has played a hand in the poor season for Chelsea; the Belgian has not been at his best, something which the Chelsea fans have seen for a long time and with just one goal and three assists to his name in all competitions this season, his batteries could be burnt out this season.

Although it might seem a drastic step but Chelsea could be looking for a replacement for Hazard or even someone who could play on the other wing and provide some support in the attack. Chelsea’s frontline hasn’t been doing the business this season and one of these three players could well get the job done for the London team.

  1. Antoine Griezmann

The 24-year-old attacker can play in multiple positions and that could be his most attractive feature. Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad and hasn’t looked back since making his debut for the other Madrid team.

There have been links with a move for the Frenchman to the Premier League and he could well be the one who takes over duties from Hazard. Griezmann has a history of scoring important goals and is blessed with a lot of pace and great delivery. He already has 13 goals this season for Atletico and has three assists to his name as well. He might cost the club a huge amount, but he would be worth taking the gamble.

Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. FIFA addict, F1 fanatic.
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