Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes Chelsea are far less threatening without Eden Hazard in the team.
“Chelsea fans should enjoy Eden Hazard while they can. They are a different team when he is playing,” Sutton wrote on Daily Mail.
“With Alvaro Morata out of form and Michy Batshuayi misfiring, Hazard has been Antonio Conte’s go-to man this season.
“He brings an unrivalled energy and sharpness to this team. As we saw against Norwich in the FA Cup last week, remove Hazard and Chelsea are far less threatening.
“Hazard is the biggest weapon in Chelsea’s armoury and to lose him this summer would leave them with a fair bit of business to do.
“Without him, Chelsea are still a good team. Despite a lack of strength in depth, they are third in the Premier League and still fighting on three fronts in the cups.
“But Hazard takes them to another level. Who can they rely on to do this when he is gone?”