The exciting Chelsea starlet looking to down FA Cup winners tomorrow night

Thorgan Hazard, little brother of Eden, will look to replicate his brothers performances against Wigan Athletic in the Europa League on Thursday.

Thorgan Hazard signed for Chelsea at the same time as his illustrious older brother Eden, who then infamously claimed that Thorgan was in fact the better of the two in terms of natural talent.

Perhaps not but after an excellent season out on loan in 2012-13 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 last 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 eventually lost the grand final to Anderlecht.

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

Zulte-Waregem qualified for the Champions League qualifying rounds, but unfortunately it never quite happened for the Belgians - they were thrashed over two legs by PSV Eindhoven.

And Hazard’s season has been slightly controversial so far, not entirely of his own volition.

The club appointed the Chelsea loanee as the new club captain - deposing the clubs fan favourite, right-back Davy De Fauw.

But the decision to appoint him captain for the upcoming season incensed fans. As much as they appreciate and adore Hazard as a player one thing remains - he is not captain material.

First of all he is not even a Zulte player and at the tender age of 20 replacing Davy De Fauw was a cataclysmic error - an error decided by the board.

He held the captaincy for all of 24 hours before volunteering to hand it back to De Fauw. That seems to have been the final straw for Zulte fans it led to the clubs CEO Partrick Decupyer tendering his resignation - to the delight of Zulte fans.

Now however the dust has settled and excitement is high once again, as Zulte get ready to embark on a Europa League campaign - their first venture into European football since 2006-07.

And their opponents, our very own FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic - themselves pinching themselves that they find themselves in this position.

And if they are to continue in their European dream, earned by toppling Manchester City at Wembley Stadium, they will certainly have to shackle the younger brother of the player who scored this goal against them last season:

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