Real Madrid are continuing to plot a move for our Belgium star Eden Hazard but it is paramount he stays at the bridge in order for us to challenge for the top four and hopefully the title in the coming years.
Last season was one to forget having started as defending Champions but finishing a disappointing fifth and a staggering 30 points behind run away Manchester City.
We have kicked off with three victories against Huddersfield, rivals Arsenal and Newcastle. Hazard has only been coming back into the fold with substitute appearances prior to his recent start but has instantly made a big impact in all games that included the winning assist against Arsenal. The Belgium international will now be expected to continue his strong form for the remainder of the season.
Hazard is coming off the back of leading Belgium to their greatest World Cup success in their history with a third placed finish. In the process he was also awarded the Silver ball as the second best player of the tournament.
He played a starring role for the side throughout proving why there is no doubt he is a World class talent and one of the best around. So how has Hazard performed over the years and what makes him such a class act?
Hazard’s creativity, speed and dribbling is what makes him such a remarkable talent and has drawn comparisons with the likes of legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Could this lead to future Ballon d’Or success?
The Belgium joined back in 2012 following his move from Lille and made an instant impact. Chelsea went on to win the UEFA Europa league in his first season with a 2-1 victory against Portuguese side Benfica in the final. The following season he was awarded the PFA Young Player of the year award as he continued to grow into the player we now know.
The 2014/15 season was one to remember for us with a league cup and Premier league title with Hazard being awarded the FWA Footballer of the year as well as the PFA Players’ Player of the year.
This was the start of Europe’s best looking to get his signing. Hazard has been a key member of the golden era of Belgium football with quarter final finishes at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016. They were fancied by many to go all the way in Russia but as mentioned previously finished in third following a hard fought defeat to eventual winners France in the semi-final. They then dominated England in the third placed play off by two goals to nil.
With Hazard now returning in the form of his life then the 27 year old may be able to help us push for the title this season. In the process he could also land the PFA Player of the year with his odds at the moment at a general 12/1 behind Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita.