Thierry Henry: This Chelsea FC star is a difference maker in any position

The Arsenal legend opens up about Eden Hazard's ability to affect Chelsea FC's games in any position

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry has talked up Eden Hazard’s ability to win games any attacking position for Chelsea FC.

The Belgium international has been one of Chelsea FC’s most consistent players in an otherwise difficult season for the defending Premier League champions.

Antonio Conte has been forced to use Hazard in a strike role for some Premier League games this term due to Alvaro Morata’s fitness problems.

However, the Chelsea FC boss utilised the 27-year-old in an advanced role behind January signing Olivier Giroud for the visit of West Brom on Monday night.

The Belgian forward broke the deadlock in the first half when Giroud produced a delicate assist before Hazard slotted a finish past Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster.

The former Lille star sealed three points in the second half with a brilliant finish past Foster at the shot stopper’s near post to secure a 3-0 win.

Hazard has now netted 11 times and has made four assists in 24 games in the Premier League to fuel talk of a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Former Arsenal striker and Belgium assistant manager Henry opened up about Hazard’s ability to affect games from a number of different positions.

“I think he can be a difference maker everywhere, especially for Belgium,” Henry told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.

“He is an important player – we have a lot – but when he is on tune, he is very difficult to play against.

“We forget that he broke his ankle not that long ago and he came back into the game like nothing happened and went back to his level which says a lot about him as a man.”

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