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Eden Hazard to Join Chelsea: Why Belgian Starlet Isn't Fixing Anything

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 02:  Eden Hazard of LOSC Lille Metropole during the UEFA Champions League, group B match between FC Internazionale Milano and LOSC Lille Metropole at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on November 2, 2011 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Dan RenfroCorrespondent IIIMay 28, 2012

Eden Hazard will do well at Chelsea, but that doesn't mean he's fixing a problem.

In fact, Hazard needs Chelsea more than the club needs him.

Since Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea in 2003, the Blues have won a dozen trophies. They have been loved, loathed and left for dead time and again. Nevertheless, Chelsea have triumphed. Against all odds, Chelsea have been incredibly successful.

Yet, last summer, there was talk of blowing the whole thing up. Andre Villas-Boas was brought into "fix" the system. As the ship was slowly sinking, Villas-Boas was sacked and everything turned around.

Chelsea won two trophies, and this season has to be regarded as one of the best in the club's history. Why do they need a 21-year-old to fix something?

The club doesn't. And Hazard doesn't have to fix anything. The club is doing just fine. He's a great addition to the side, and he makes the attack more dynamic than it ever has been.

The defending European champions will do even better this season with such a great talent. However, successful football is about the club and the squad wearing the jerseys. It's not about the players selling them.

Look, Hazard will be a great player. He will do incredible things at Chelsea. He will make them perennial trophy contenders.

Although, isn't that what the Blues have been for a decade? Isn't that what Abramovich made the club? In fact, isn't Chelsea already the fourth most successful club in England's history?

Yes, Hazard will be great. Yes, he will make Chelsea fans fall in love with him. But he isn't fixing a problem. Because, whether people want to believe it or not, there is no problem.

According to his Twitter account, Hazard is "signing with the champions league winner." Chelsea are the champions. Hazard is signing with the best.

He's going to make them better; there's no question about that. But that doesn't mean Hazard's fixing a problem.

He's only making things better.

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