Since Pedro suffered an injury earlier in the season which hampered his early season form, Chelsea’s right-wing position has become an issue.
Willian has not looked convincing amid rumours of an exit and Pedro has failed to recapture his early season form.
As a result, opponents are able to direct more attention towards stopping Eden Hazard as they know they’re unlikely to be hurt by Willian or Pedro.
This is what happened during Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Spurs on Saturday night.
Therefore, in January, Maurizio Sarri needs to address this right-wing position if he wants to continue to have success.
And he should consider bringing back Thorgan Hazard to London after his electric start to the season.
Hazard scored and assisted a goal yesterday evening for Borussia Monchengladbach against Hannover in their 4-1 win.
What a finish 🔥
Thorgan Hazard has been involved in 9⃣ Borussia Monchengladbach goals in their last 4⃣ Bundesliga home games.
⚽️ 5 goals
🅰️ 4 assists pic.twitter.com/oHILPg71Qu
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 25, 2018
That means the Belgian now has 11 goals and six assists in all competitions to start the season.
Because he’s a former Chelsea player, there is always the possibility that he could return to Stamford Bridge – much like Thibaut Courtois.
So, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to Hazard’s goal and assist yesterday evening:
Thorgan Hazard out performing his brother this season lowkey
— Wakeel (@__tunde) November 25, 2018
Goal & assist now for Thorgan. Having a phenomenal season. Truly.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 25, 2018
I'd have Thorgan Hazard back at Chelsea in a heartbeat. Great season he's having now…. Willian can never
— Asuku (@KanteCesc) November 25, 2018
Chelsea need a reliable right winger, Thorgan Hazard is lighting it up. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Give Willian a new contract
— Afolabi (@oluabudu) November 25, 2018
This guy; Thorgan Hazard. He's the real deal. Absolutely needed in my club. Sign him please @ChelseaFC. Regards.
— Kånté HQ (@kant3HQ) November 25, 2018
Thorgan Hazard once again showing his true quality and what Chelsea are missing. His Versatility, and goal contributions would bring a lot to Chelsea and replace our ageing Wingers. https://t.co/5DKhcy4QOB
— Riley (@cfcriley) November 25, 2018
— CatfishBilllyBlues (@BilllyBlues) November 25, 2018