Thierry Henry pinpoints what Chelsea need to improve their form

Thierry Henry says Chelsea must try and get Eden Hazard back to his best in the second half of the season

Thierry Henry says Chelsea need Eden Hazard to rediscover his top form if they want to enjoy an improved second half to the season.

The Blues battled to a 1-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday to lift them up to 13th place in the Premier League table following a disastrous start to their title defence.

The champions have struggled to find consistent form and have only won three of their last 10 Premier League games.

Hazard has been a shadow of the player who helped to inspire Chelsea to the title last season and won the PFA player of the year award.

And former Arsenal striker Henry feels that the west London side desperately need Hazard to rediscover his best form if they want to enjoy a fruitful end to the campaign.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Chelsea’s win at Arsenal, Henry said: “I think there is a last piece in the puzzle, and it is a massive piece. I’m talking about Eden Hazard.

“Last year he was magnificent. How many times did he save Chelsea in some games where they were not great? Taking the ball, beating people, goals, assists, always being brave on the ball.

“He’s been missing since the beginning of the season, for whatever reason. Obviously we’re not in the camp to find out. But definitely they need him back to make sure the puzzle can be complete.”

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Hazard is yet to score in the Premier League for Chelsea this season.

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