Is Chelsea star the best Suarez alternative for Barcelona?

Eden Hazard Dribbling

Barcelona are weighing up a move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard should their attempts to sign Luis Suarez fail but how does he compare to other targets?

The Catalan giants have already been linked with some of Europe's most exciting attackers including Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Marco Reus, Robin Van Persie and now Eden Hazard.

The Belgium winger is different to most of their other targets as he will have to play wide, which would fit Barcelona's usual system, though new coach Luis Enrique may be looking at changing the tactics as he is chasing some of the best strikers on the planet.

Lionel Messi and Neymar are already a part of a Barca attack that will look to make amends for last campaign's trophyless season.

If any move for Liverpool's Luis Suarez fails, Chelsea's Eden Hazard will be lined up by the La Liga outfit, and the 23-year-old would appear to be a good move for Barcelona.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsAssistChance Created /AppAccurate Pass /AppMins
Eden Hazard Chelsea FW 35 14 7 2.63 36.71 2,895
Gonzalo Higuain Napoli FW 32 17 7 0.78 15.72 2,412
Marco Reus Dortmund FW 30 16 13 3.00 24.37 2,208
Sergio Agüero Man City FW 23 17 6 1.48 18.09 1,539
Robin van Persie Man Utd FW 21 12 3 0.76 14.14 1,584

Hazard scored an impressive 14 goals in 35 appearances from a wide position last season, but it's his ability to create chances for others that makes him so appealing.

The Belgian got seven assists and created an average of 2.63 chances per game, but he was outperformed by Marco Reus and the German would appear to be a better target.

Reus scored 16 goals, two more than Hazard from the same position but got 13 assists and created more chances per game.

The 25-year-old was set to shine at the World Cup but an ankle injury in their final friendly before the tournament ruled him out, and he faces a battle to be fit for the new season.

Barcelona may have to look elsewhere because of the German's injury, and Hazard would certainly be an effective choice if they're looking for a provider.

Hazard would appear to be an excellent addition if the Spanish giants were to make a move, but any deal is unlikely as Chelsea have already rejected Paris Saint-Germain's advances for the winger.

Though an attacking trio of Hazard, Messi and Neymar would be a sensational force.

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