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Chelsea star Eden's little brother Thorgan Hazard looking to end incredible week on a high

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Running rampant against Club Brugge and a Belgium call-up; now the league title would top off his week nicely.

Chelsea struggled to get a grip over Benfica in the Europa League final last week and despite their victory many were quick to realise the fortuity of their triumph.

One player who was sorely missed in the match was Eden Hazard. The Belgian’s presence in the team would certainly have given them more of an attacking threat.

Eden has had a great campaign with Chelsea which was recognised with his place in the PFA Team of the Year and a nomination for the big prizes at the PFA Awards.

But he is not getting all the limelight in the Hazard household this season; as his little brother Thorgan is also having a whale of a time.

He signed for Chelsea at the same time as his illustrious older brother who infamously claimed that Thorgan was in fact the better of the two.

Perhaps not yet but after an excellent week for the player you have to admit he is looking every bit a Premier League player in the making.

Thorgan signed for Zulte-Waregem on loan at the start of the season and at that time nobody would have been able to predict the success that was to come for both the player and the club.

Unfancied and unfashionable the side finished second in the league stage of the Belgian Pro League and this week dealt out a 5-2 thrashing to Championship playoff contenders Club Brugge; with Thorgan Hazard at the centre of the occasion with a goal and a brace of assists in an incredible individual performance.

But to top off his week he also received his first ever call-up to the Belgian national team where he will join fellow Chelsea players Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku; and of course his brother as well.

Can he make this week any better? Well yes frankly.

Because Zulte-Waregem take on Anderlecht in Brussels this Sunday in a game that will decide the Belgian league title. Victory for Thorgan's side will see them win their maiden Belgian title and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

So what should Chelsea do with him next season?

He certainly seems likely to give the next manager a real headache as his talent is clear for all to see.

But with the competition for places in his attacking midfield position fierce in the Chelsea first-team the likelihood is another loan spell for the 20-year-old perhaps in a stronger league; with Bundesliga and Ligue 1 sides sure to take notice or indeed lower Premier League and potential Championship outfits.

One thing for sure is that Eden’s original assessment on his baby brother doesn’t look like being far wrong.

What do you think Chelsea should do with Thorgan Hazard next season?

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