De Laet, who left Manchester United for the Foxes last week, insists Lille ace Hazard will face competition for the No10 role.
"It will be difficult to play in his favourite position. Juan Mata played last season as a No10 very well, I do not think Hazard will force out Mata. But there are opportunities on the flank, Salomon Kalou is out of contract and will leave. If Hazard in the first ten games plays well, he might stay in the starting team," De Laet told VoetbalPrimeur.