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Once a Blue, always a Blue as Eden Hazard snapped at a Chelsea camp in Greece

In the biggest transfer of the window till now, Eden Hazard finally completed his move to Real Madrid worth €100 million recently. The winger was linked with Real Madrid for a long period of time and finally Los Blancos got their man.

After spending 7 years at Stamford Bridge, Hazard has transformed into one of the best in the world. A player known for his low center of gravity, quick feet and close control, Hazard is truly a very technically gifted individual.

His Chelsea spell saw him win a number of trophies i.e the Premier League and Europa League on two occasions along with one FA Cup victory.

Individually Hazard has many accolades to his name. He has been very influential for both club and country in the last 7 years and it is no surprise as to why Real Madrid chased him so vigorously.

Hazard has gone on to show the love and affection that he still clearly possesses for Chelsea after he was spotted visiting a Chelsea camp in Greece.

The Sani Football Academy is an excellent football development program. With a UEFA approved football pitch and a state of the art club house, the kids experience a very professional setting. The kids are given a welcome kit wherein they are provided with uniforms, bags and custom t-shirts.

The kids, not even in their wildest dreams would have imagined themselves meeting none other than Eden Hazard.

The fans still love him and this act is only going to add to the affection the Chelsea faithful possess for the Belgian.

Hazard dribbled around with the kids before signing jerseys and posing for a group photo. The youngsters would never have seen this coming and they were truly thrilled to meet the Belgian.

Once a Blue, always a blue – check out the photo of Eden in the Chelsea camp below –

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Old photo of Eden Hazard donning a Zidane shirt surfaces online after Real Madrid move

Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard in the ongoing summer transfer window is the talk of the football town. It is one of the biggest signings for the Los Blancos since the departure of their hero, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Departure of CR7

Real Madrid were in desperate need to replace Cristiano after the Portuguese signed for Italian champions Juventus.

The Los Blancos suffered one of their worst seasons in recent history as they were unable to grab any major trophies with Lopetegui at the helm for the majority of the season.

The club, famed for their performance in the Champions League, got kicked out of it in the R16 at the hands of Ajax, losing on an aggregate scoreline of 5-3.

The formidable Spanish giants, were humiliated at their own home ground where they lost 4-1 to the Dutch champions.  

The Return of Zidane

With a string of mishaps in every competition, the club officials decided to sign Zinedine Zidane as the head coach yet again.

With the end of the 2018-19 season, the Frenchman wasted no time to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea. The news was in the air for quite some time. But was officially announced after Chelsea won the Europa League.

Hazard’s Summer Transfer

The Belgian captain since then has taken to the internet to announce his delight at joining his dream club.

A childhood picture of Eden & his brothers recently surfaced online & immediately went viral. It portrays them wearing a 1998 Zidane France World Cup shirt.

The 7 year old Hazard was quick to identify his idol. If only then somebody could whisper to young Eden what the future has in store for him.

The Twitterati are gushing over this cute picture. Some are calling it destiny & yet others are questioning Hazard’s support for France instead of Belgium.

A Dream Come True

Today this man has earned the opportunity to be coached by his idol at one of the most prestigious clubs in the world. One can only imagine his euphoria at this sudden turn in his already successful career.

On top of that, word’s been traveling that the Belgian would be given the club’s most important jersey number: 7. Now that sure is something to take pride in. As much as Eden is excited to join the Los Blancos, the club too is desperate for an immediate turnaround.


Photo – Chelsea hero Eden Hazard arrives in Belgium training dressed in all blue

Despite the Europa League triumph in Baku, that too winning it against their London rivals Arsenal, it has not been an easy going for any Chelsea fan recently with the rumors of Maurizio Sarri possibly leaving the club for Juventus, coupled with incessant news of Eden Hazard’s pending transfer to Real Madrid.

The rumors are too strong and it seems the little magician would more than likely ply his trade in La Liga next season but seeing him arrive in Belgium training in an all blue attire will have Chelsea fans hoping against hope regarding his possible stay in London next season.

Eden Hazard joined his teammates in the Belgian National Football team prior to the Euro 2020 qualification games against Kazakhstan and Scotland at the Belgian Football center in Tubize today.

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Chelsea reveal new home kit with Eden Hazard leading the official promotion

Chelsea have released their new home kit for the 2019/20 season, with official promotion images on their social media accounts, starring Eden Hazard, Cesár Azpilicueta and Ethan Ampadu wearing the stunning new design.

Similar to last couple of seasons, it is a ‘rush blue’ with the trademark white Nike swoosh on it. The biggest change, however, is a classy darker blue graphic of the Stamford Bridge on the front, back and sides of the shirt, which have received mixed reactions from the Chelsea faithful.

But the takeaway Chelsea fans are hoping for from all of this is that Eden Hazard will continue to be at the club next season. The 28-year-old Belgian has been their best player ever since he made the move to the London outfit, and the fans have been rightly worried with the possibility of not seeing him in Chelsea colours after this season.

Hazard has been heavily rumored to leave Chelsea at the end of the ongoing season and ply his trade wearing the whites of Real Madrid.

Hazard is also Chelsea’s top scorer this term with 16 goals and 13 assists in 31 Premier League games. One of the most technically gifted players of his generation, the Belgian has the ability to decide entire games on his own.

And with this kit release, Chelsea might have just reaffirmed the fact that their crown jewel won’t be leaving this summer.

The West London outfit are currently sitting in fourth, two points away from fifth placed Arsenal, and are hoping to tighten their grip on a Champions League spot by either winning their last two games, which will move them up to third depending on current holders Tottenham’s performances, or winning the Europa League.

Chelsea face Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi final of the competition on Friday, with a CL spot the ultimate goal to play for.

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The absurd amount of money Paul Pogba and his agent are charging Real Madrid for a summer transfer

Real Madrid, having had Zinedine Zidane reinstated, have continuously been linked with Paul Pogba, who has had his Manchester United future cast in doubt for quite some time now.

As the end of the season approaches, things are starting to heat up on the transfer rumors front with Manchester United star Paul Pogba being consistently linked with a move away to Real Madrid.

Despite often being ranked as one of the most talented midfielders of his generation, Pogba has frequently been questioned on his work ethic, leadership ability, and impact on the pitch.

United bought back the talismanic Frenchman for a then record 102 million euro fee from Juventus, looking to make him the centerpiece in the squad.

But ever since the move, he seemingly hasn’t quite lived up to his immense potential, often earning the frustration and ire of the United faithful.

However, Zidane is a longtime admirer of the Frenchman, and when asked about a supposed move, had said, “He has always said that, after Manchester, Madrid has always interested him. So when his experience at Manchester ends, why not come here to Madrid?”

According to Spanish online newspaper Libertad Digital, the transfer is quite unlikely to happen.

Madrid are expected to table a bid of at least 150 million euros for United to even consider selling, and Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, has demanded 20 million euros in agent fees in event of the deal going through.

On top of that, the midfielder’s wage demands are quite high at 17 million euros a year, with the Madrid hierarchy doubting if he’s worth it.

Not just the Frenchman, Chelsea star Eden Hazard has also been strongly linked to join the Spanish club at the end of the season. It has been all but taken for granted in the Madrid camp, with captain Sergio Ramos already following Hazard on social media.

In the case of the United midfielder however, it is not yet clear what direction Madrid is willing to take despite Zidane’s interest.


Photo of Eden Hazard donning next season’s Chelsea home kit arrives online

With the 2018-19 footballing season coming to a close, football fans are eagerly waiting on the reveal of club kits for the upcoming season. It is during this time that clubs provide the fans what they are looking for, as most clubs tend to feature their new strip in the final weeks of the season.

The end of the season sees more attention paid towards what kit sponsors have to offer for the next season. Over time, kits have become more breathable, more suited to the player’s needs; with kit makers paying close attention to function, rather than fashion. But of late, these two aspects have been amalgamated flawlessly to give the fans and players the best of both worlds.

Over the last week or so, we have seen freelance graphic designers shell out their concept kits for clubs, clubs like Roma and Juventus have their new kits leaked online and we have seen the footballing community lose its mind over the prospect of eye-catching kits for the 2019-20 season.

The latest club added to the list of leaked kits is Chelsea. Pictures of Chelsea’s new home kit for the next season leaked online recently, and they look absolutely stunning. Players Cesar Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu, and Eden Hazard were seen donning the new strip. The jersey features the ‘rush blue’ of the last two seasons, with graphic designs on the shirt in a darker blue. The designs appear to be inspired by Chelsea’s stadium, Stamford Bridge. The Nike logo is in white, and the shirt sponsors are Yokohama Tyres. The kit will feature blue shorts with the Chelsea logo and the Nike symbol. The stockings are rumored to be blue with two white bands separated by a red band.

While the kit looks stunning and like a piece of contemporary art, it also subconsciously brings about another question. One with regard to the player featured in the kit leak pictures. Eden Hazard. With the Belgian heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, these leaks would come as a relief to fans hoping that their talisman would stay on in London.

And while the kit is something the Chelsea fans can quench their thirst over, was this leak somewhat of a subliminal message that Chelsea sent out about their number 10? Of course, it is all just speculation, rumors and wishful thinking. Will Hazard stay or leave in the summer?


Was Eden Hazard v West Ham the best individual performance of the league this season?

Undoubtedly Chelsea’s star man, Eden Hazard is nothing short of a world class player. Producing match-winning performances comes as second nature to the Belgian. And his latest performance against West Ham shows us why the Chelsea faithful want him to stay at Stamford Bridge amidst rumors of a summer transfer to Real Madrid.

Hazard scored both goals in a 2-0 home win against fellow Londoners West Ham, as they moved up to third in the league. Hazard’s first goal was a thing of beauty indeed.

As he picked up the ball in midfield, Hazard wove his way past the West Ham midfield and defense line, slaloming past challenges and taking on as many as five Hammers’ players before stroking the ball past Fabianski to give the Blues the lead. It was a goal that was dubbed a “classic” Hazard goal, leaving fans and admirers speechless.

The goal was so good that it brought the  power slide celebration out of “retirement”, as Hazard had previously mentioned not resorting to that celebration due to burns and bruises caused by sliding on the turf. The Belgian bagged his second goal late on, taking his tally to 16 league goals for the season.

With the brace, Hazard has now scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier league, with both players having played seven seasons in the top flight. Hazard’s second was his 85th in the league, one more than Ronaldo.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said in an interview after the match that his number 10 played a “wonderful match”, while also stating that the Belgian’s recent performances have been top notch.

While names like Van Dijk and Sterling are constantly mentioned when talking about top-class and consistent performances in the league this season, one could argue that Hazard too is one among them, terrorizing defenses constantly, scoring crucial and spectacular goals, bagging loads of assists and churning out stellar performances.

If it is anything to go by, Hazards stats in the West Ham game are proof of his quality and reputation. Some believe that Hazard’s performance was the best and most well-rounded one this league campaign. The stats speak for themselves.

Directly involved in 28 of Chelsea’s 57 league goals this season, it is no doubt that he is a manager’s dream and a defender’s nightmare. Of all the Belgian’s to have graced the Premier League, is Eden Hazard the best of the lot?


Sergio Ramos following Eden Hazard has lit up the transfer speculation surrounding the Belgian

Back when Eden Hazard was lighting things up at Lille, he was a much sought after talent. Ever since his arrival at Chelsea in 2012, he has continued to excite and deliver; earning an outstanding reputation for himself.

The pacey left winger who can also operate as an attacking midfielder or a false 9, is one of the most creative players in the league. In a season laden with 26 goal contributions in the top flight, 14 of them being goals, it’s easy to see why Hazard is still a player whose signature is pursued persistently.

With the Chelsea number 10 approaching the peak of his career, the transfer saga surrounding the Belgian superstar is picking up speed.

While only a handful of clubs can afford the huge price-tag that comes with Hazard, there seems to be only one club in contention to sign him – Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants have been linked with the Chelsea man for quite a while now, with only rumors floating around. But the speculation appears to have gone into overdrive, with Sky Sports reporting today that the Spanish giants are ‘increasingly confident’ of signing the Belgian.

The propaganda from Real Madrid seems to have well & truly begun as it appears that Sergio Ramos has recently started following Eden Hazard on Twitter.

With speculation floating around strongly suggesting that Hazard will be in Madrid white next season, the emergence of Ramos’ activity looks to have added fuel to the fire.

And while this could just be bad timing and a coincidence, it must be noted that nothing is confirmed until it actually is confirmed. And for the numerous Blues’ fans who idolize their star player, the fact that it is just transfer speculation is their only solace.

With Zinedine Zidane at the helm (again) for Los Blancos, Hazard has an opportunity to learn from and play under the tutelage of his footballing hero. Will he make the move to Madrid in the summer?