The French World Cup Superstar On His Way To Chelsea

By timgarrett IN Premier League,Transfers - 17:30 Jun 11th 2018
 

Chelsea appear set for a summer of transition, with manager Antonio Conte heading for the Stamford Bridge exit door and failure to secure Champions League football all-but-guaranteeing a major squad reshuffle.

Potential suitors plying their trade in Europe’s premier club competition are now eyeing key stars such as Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kanté up and, should they agitate for a move, there may be little the Blues can do to stop them.

Reinforcements are, therefore, needed quickly and reports from across the Channel suggest that a member of France’s Russia-bound World Cup squad may well be winging his way to West London in the not too distant future.

Florian Thauvin was seen as something of a flop during his time with Newcastle United but he has since blossomed with Olympique de Marseille, and it’s believed Chelsea are ready to make their move.

Florian
Thauvin
VEden
Hazard
MarseilleChelsea
MID   25Y 4M   5FT 10INMID   27Y 5M   5FT 7IN
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
THAUVIN
HAZARD
Starts
35
28
Minutes played
2966
2433
Goals
22
12
Assists
11
4
Opening goals
7
3
Winning goals
6
3
Home goals
13
4
Away goals
9
8
Goals with feet
18
12
Goals with head
4
Minutes per goal
135
203
TOTAL
11

Thauvin’s stunning return of 22 goals and 11 assists in 35 Ligue 1 appearances last season may have been enough to earn him a place in Didier Deschamps’ French squad ahead of the likes of Anthony Martial Alexandre Lacazette and Dimitri Payet, but it has also convinced Chelsea that he’s the man to fill Eden Hazard’s boots.

While there can be no doubt that the Premier League offers a far tougher challenge for attacking talent than Ligue 1, it’s notable from the graphic above just how much more productive Thauvin was than Hazard last season.

With more goals, more assists, better per minute averages and more match-defining contributions, Thauvin proved himself to be the type of high-impact player Chelsea need as they begin to rebuild.

Eden Hazard is, without doubt, a unique talent and one that almost any club in world football would miss, but the time for him to move on may have come. A sizeable profit could be made from a Thauvin/Hazard manoeuvre and reinvested in the rest of Chelsea’s squad, making it a deal to appeal on many levels.

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10 Comments

  1. Makir sunday
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Chelsea should instead ae thauvin to hazard.

  2. Makir sunday
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Thauvin is a real striker and hazard creates chances for players.so,i think he shoul be brought and olivier giroud should be sold alongside antonio conte.

  3. E.Nelson
    Posted June 11, 2018 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    i think chelsea should add thauvin to hazard,so the attack will be stronger.hazard want better players to join him for the success of the club because he loves the blues alot.

  4. Kamina Frans
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    This is all am waiting for. Hazard really need someone who can score, this is the only way we can have hazard winning the balon d’or. Can he join please, Willian is even there to spice up the attacking front…

  5. Oscar Wamala
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Chelsea Will be more after that deal coz hazard wants such player on the pitch

  6. Josh
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    I think chelsea shld add thauvin to hazard morata and willian upfront.

  7. SOLOMON ACKWERH
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    The two will be wonderfull, what is chelsea waiting for?…

  8. Jacobkalu
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    This will be a beautiful combination between hazard and thauvin.pls chelsea should not hesitate too go for him.the premier league is so competetive now.

  9. aaron kathukya
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    combination of thauvin and eden is wonderful

  10. stephen
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    should get him

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