Chelsea's striker dilemma has been diminished in significance by the blistering scoring form of Hazard, whose man-of-the-match performance against Cardiff took his tally to five goals in five Premier League appearances this season despite completing 90 minutes only twice.
The Blues are now on top of the Premier League table with 15 points.
Here, Sportsmail's JAMIE REDKNAPP, MARTIN KEOWN and CHRIS SUTTON give their verdict on Chelsea's Belgian talisman. His link-up play and chemistry with Hazard make him a nuisance to defenders, for which Hazard is very grateful. I'm long enough in this business to know that nobody plays a flawless season.
On the other hand, Cardiff remain winless in their return to the Premier League and have earned two points through their first five matches. Some of the things he was doing in Russian Federation were out of this world.
"Of course (I'm open to having him)". Two chances, two goals - the game first rescued and then won, and all in just seven first-half minutes.
Chelsea rebuffed interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona for Hazard and Willian in the summer.
It should be no surprise, though, as Giroud's all round influence on games was visible at the World Cup. "He will improve by spending less time a long way away from goal".
"The Prince of the Bridge Hazard Eden", Drogba posted on Instagram.
"Olivier Giroud is a target man - he is probably the best in the world - he is a pleasure to play with".
Fulham made a successful return to the Premier League after impressing in the Championship. We have not even mentioned Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
His control, passing and football IQ were on full display and it has resulted in the Blues winning all of their games so far in the season.
Chelsea have had a bright start to their life under the tutelage of their new manager Maurizio Sarri. Keep this up and Hazard is in for a big year.
After being the driving force behind Belgium's run to the semis in Russia, Hazard has returned to Chelsea full of energy, sharpness and power.
Many are now eyeing him as their new holding midfielder, much to the likeness of Arsenal great Patrick Vieira who was dominant during the Gunners' best years.
"He's one of the best in Europe for sure".