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Thibaut Courtois has revealed how Thierry Henry helped Eden Hazard rediscover top form

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After excelling for Lille in the 2011/2012 season, Eden Hazard was undoubtedly the hottest property in world football, and he eventually revealed on Twitter that he would join Chelsea.

The west Londoners looked as if they had pulled off a coup as Hazard started brilliantly, and he followed up a fine debut season in England by being named in the PFA Premier League team of the Season in each of his first three seasons.

The Belgian suffered a major blip in 2015/2016, where he scored just six goals from 43 games, but he rediscovered his form last year as he led his side to the Premier League title.

And he has been in electric form once again this campaign. His performances have been so good in fact, that Real Madrid are strongly rumoured to be after his services.

THIBAUT COURTOIS REVEALS HOW THIERRY HENRY HELPED HAZARD

Hazard was not his ordinary self in the 2015/2016, but Thibaut Courtois, Hazard's teammate for both club and country, has revealed how Arsenal legend Thierry Henry helped rediscover his form the following season.

The Arsenal legend was given his first job in coaching when he was appointed Assistant manager at Belgium in August 2016, and that coincided with a turn of form for the winger.

"Obviously Thierry and Eden talk a bit when they are together with the national team. Eden is Eden, he has his own style, his own game, but he will take advice from everybody," Courtois told the Evening Standard.

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"Sometimes Thierry will take part of the team during a session when we split into a few groups.

"A lot of times after training he will take the strikers Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi for shooting practice and sometimes Eden will join them too. They will stay out a bit more and work on their shooting.

"Thierry has a lot of experience, so he tries to pass on some of that as well. Henry helps a lot off the pitch, he talks a lot with the forward players including Eden, showing videos where they should position themselves.

"He scored a lot of goals in his career so if he can help players like Eden get in a better position, he will help them. He passes on his confidence too."

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