It’s going to be a big summer for Chelsea with new manager Antonio Conte facing a slight rebuilding job at Stamford Bridge and it’s going to be a big summer for many of the players too.
Most likely to have an impact according to the bookies is Eden Hazard who is well fancied in the Player of the Tournament betting and also not too far down the list in the top goalscorer betting. It was a poor season by Eden Hazard’s high standards but he began to flourish towards the end of the season setting himself up nicely for a big summer in France.
Hazard is just 20/1 to win the PofT award and those odds mean he is the fifth favourite behind Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo and Thomas Muller. It will be interesting to see how Paul Pogba performs this summer ahead of a potential move to Chelsea – a big tournament for the Juventus midfielder is sure to drive his price up even further.
Hazard is the shortest priced Chelsea player in the top scorer betting at the moment at 50/1. He certainly knows where the back of the net is and Belgium should play at least 5 games at the Euros meaning he should be able to score at least 2 or 3 goals but that might not be enough against the likes of Griezmann, Ronaldo, Muller and Kane.
There is only one Chelsea player representing England this summer and as it’s Gary Cahill he is understandably not one of the favourites to be his country’s top goalscorer. There are worse bets though considering in the 2010 World Cup Matthew Upson ended up as the joint top scorer for England alongside Jermain Defoe and Steven Gerrard. Gary Cahill can be a danger in the opposition’s box with both his head and his feet so a bet at 66/1 wouldn’t be a complete throwaway. It looks as though Cahill has won the battle with former Chelsea target John Stones to start in England’s first game, Cahill is now just 1/10 to start against Russia whilst Stones is 7/2.