Back in 2019, Eden Hazard decided to make the move to Real Madrid from Chelsea. At the time, many assumed that it would be a success, with Hazard being championed as one of the best players in the world at the time. However, the £84 million move, has not been much of a success. In fact, many suspect that Hazard will soon leave Spain for another club.
However, back when Chelsea called Hazard their own player, he was adored at Stamford Bridge. Many fans would often place Chelsea FC bets on Hazard being the first to score in the game. So, why does Eden Hazard mean so much to Chelsea? What made his time in London such a massive success?
Hazard made an instant impression
Hazard certainly did not need time to settle in the Premier League. He made an instant impression. His league debut came at the DW Stadium against Wigan. During the game, he provided the assist for the opening goal, which was scored by Branislav Ivanovic. A few minutes later, he won a penalty, which was converted by Frank Lampard, the current Everton manager.
The PFA Young Player Of The Year
During the 2013/14 season, Hazard made a real impression. He scored his first Premier League hat-trick during a game at Stamford Bridge against Newcastle. It was one of his many impressive performances in a blue shirt. He also scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Swansea and clinched a point for his team when they went down to ten men against West Bromwich Albion. At numerous points throughout the season, he rescued points for the team, showing just how pivotal he was.
Because of this, it probably did not come as much of a surprise when he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award on the 27th of April. Hazzard also just missed out on the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award, coming second to Luis Suarez.
A true joy to watch
Hazard is considered one of Belgium’s best players of all time. His ability to retain possession, pace and incredible finishing meant that he was always a joy to watch. He was not only appreciated by Chelsea fans during his time at Stamford Bridge but by many other football enthusiasts as well. Of course, he will be adored for many years by those who wear blue in England’s capital.
Would you take Eden Hazard back at Chelsea?
When you consider all of Eden Hazard’s achievements, it is not difficult to see why he was so successful at Chelsea. If the opportunity came for the London club to resign Hazard, do you think they should do so? Or, would you like him to revive his career in a different league? There is no denying that this is a player with heaps of talent, and it’s unlikely that he is finished with football just yet.