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5 players who could replace Eden Hazard at Chelsea 

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Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
Hazard has been the shining light for Chelsea this season

Eden Hazard has been instrumental in Chelsea success since joining the club in a £32 million deal from Lille, and he has scored 11 goals and provided 2 assists in 23 appearances this season. The Belgian's impressive performances for the Blues has seen him being linked with a potential switch to European giants Real Madrid.

There are some media reports that Zinedine Zidane will be given £600 Million war-chest in the summer due to Real Madrid slump in La Liga this season and its certain that the Belgian will finally seal a dream move to Santiago Bernabeu if the European giants table a concrete bid for the playmaker.

Eden Hazard admitted that it would be a dream playing under the French legend and current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as he was his childhood idol.

Here is a list of players that Chelsea could sign to replace the Belgian in case he links up with the European giants;

#5 Leon Bailey

Club Atletico de Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
Bailey has impressed one and all

The Jamaican youngster has taken Bundesliga by storm since sealing a £17.6 Million move Bayer Leverkusen from Belgium Pro League side K.R.C Genk and has become a key figure for the German side as they push for Champions League qualification.

Bailey has scored 11 goals and has provided 5 assists in 23 appearances in all competitions for the German side and has already been linked with moves to top European side including Chelsea. The youngster has shown consistency and maturity needed for him to succeed in European top clubs.

The Jamaican is tearing apart Bundesliga defenses with his speed and playing technique, constantly cutting inside onto his favored left foot opening up space to either whip in crosses or shoot.

Leon Bailey is only 20 years old and can therefore still improve a lot on his game by scoring more goals and further providing more assists. The Jamaican winger is super-talented and can step up to replace the Belgian.

A move to Chelsea can take Bailey's career to a whole new level and in the next two or three seasons, he will be a contender for the Ballon d'Or.

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