What does the future hold for Chelsea if they lose their main-man Eden Hazard? Can the Blues replace him?
Eden Hazard has been in a stunning form since the start of the new season. The Belgian is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with 7 goals and is the main reason why Chelsea are on 20 points with Manchester City and Liverpool.
But despite his new avatar under Maurizio Sarri, the Belgian has continued to flirt with Real Madrid. Hazard’s contract expires in 2020 and there is a real possibility that the 27-year old could leave for Spain in the next summer.
So who can replace Chelsea’s No. 10? Here are five possible options:
5. Jadon Sancho:
Of course, it is too early for the 18-year old kid to be considered as Eden Hazard’s replacement at Chelsea. But Jadon Sancho is something special and could take a lot less time to climb at the top of the mountain.
At 18, Dortmund’s No. 7 has already made his senior English debut and has played a crucial role in BVB sitting at the top of the table in Bundesliga. Sancho has played in the German league for just 215 minutes this season and he already has a goal and 6 assists to his name.
The teenager has lighting speed when it comes to carrying the ball forward on counter-attacks and he is simply too mature for his age as he finds the perfect team-mate with a pin-point pass. Ask Reus if you don’t believe me? With a few finishing touches, Jadon Sancho can become the next big thing and Chelsea wouldn’t even miss Eden Hazard in the next few years. But it won’t be easy to steal the boy from under Dortmund’s nose.