TalkSport helps Chelsea with their search for a Hazard replacement – here’s top 5 picks of the best wingers for the Blues to go for.
Nabil Fekir (Lyon)
Fekir has continued to impress in the French top-flight this season- notching up seven goals in 17 appearances this campaign. The 25-year-old is versatile too – he can play in each position across a front three or even as a deep-lying playmaker.
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
The 29-year-old has been in stunning form this season – propelling Die Borussen to the top of the table with 13 goals and six assists so far this campaign. Reus can play on either flank or as a striker and his ability to find the net, coupled with his pace and directness, could prove to be just what Chelsea need to replace Hazard.
Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)
Insigne is primarily playing off the left, where he starred under Sarri the last term when he scored eight goals and assisted 11. He likes to cut it from the left to use his ferocious right foot and also possesses the ability to beat men with his tricky feet and dribbling skills.
Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven)
The forward rose to prominence with a string of fine performances for his country at the 2018 World Cup last summer and his impressive form has continued in the Eredivisie for PSV this season. He is third in the Eredivisie scoring charts and has also tallied up six assists as his side sit at the top of the Dutch first division.
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)
The Brazilian hasn’t hit the same heights he did at Liverpool since making his dream move to Catalonia – having only recorded four goals and two assists in 20 LaLiga appearances. However, there is no doubting he is a hugely talented player and his Premier League experience may make him a viable option to explore.