Kylian Hazard is looking to put fifteen months of frustrations and injuries behind him with an unlikely stint at Chelsea Football Club this season, after joining in the summer on the recommendation of / as a favor to older brother Eden Hazard. Kylian had spent the previous two years at Hungarian top flight outfit Újpest, where he followed up the first successful season with an unfortunate knee ligament injury, which ruled him for the entire second season.
Since joining Chelsea in the summer, Kylian has been seen training with the first-team on occasion, but at 22, he’s mostly here to help finish his recovery and find his next best opportunity — similarly to many Chelsea Academy prospects. He’s not expected to feature in the first-team at all, but on Friday, he finally got to make his reserves debut as Chelsea U23 hosted Swansea City in what’s known these days as the “Premier League 2”.
While the Blues failed to win, succumbing to a hat-trick from Oliver McBurnie, who’s clearly far too good for this level, Hazard did get Chelsea on the scoresheet with a goal just two minutes after coming on to replace Josh Grant.
Kylian, the third Hazard brother in order of age, thus also becomes the third Hazard brother to make an appearance for either Chelsea or Chelsea reserves (i.e. Chelsea U23 these days) after Eden and Thorgan. Next up: Ethan, right?