CHELSEA'S BIGGEST TALENT TELLS CONTE: "I'M STAYING AT CHELSEA!"
Much has been said of Eden Hazard this season and not much of it has been positive. Despite specu...
Much has been said of Eden Hazard this season and not much of it has been positive. Despite speculation over his future, reports state that he has told Antonio Conte his plans for next season!
Personally, I have never known a player to divide opinion as much as he has this season after what we can all agree has been a nightmare for him personally and for Chelsea Football Club. Having won honours last season both personally and with the club, this season has been dire to say the least and as yet, he has not registered a single goal in the Premier League after taking it by storm a year ago.
It's important to remember that Hazard is still only 25 and has he best of his footballing years ahead of him. We have all seen what he can do, the technical quality that he has and the amazing ability and that's why when it comes to reports on his future, people can have a very differing opinion.
The problem we have is speculation. Chelsea would normally fill the pages of our national press at least twice a week with possible signings or players being generally linked to leaving the club. Not a week goes by without something appearing. Generally, most of what we read is pure fabrication and you can pretty much fathom what has substance but with what has happened to Chelsea this season from the first game against Swansea, the press have moved into overdrive and it has not let up.
Just this past week we have read comments from Guus Hiddink stating that Eden Hazard has suffered an alarming dip in form and that he is in a dark place which further explains the turmoil he has had to face this season.
Being honest, everything looked as though Hazard was talking his way out of Chelsea and that he had enough of the abuse he was receiving from certain sections of the Chelsea fans on more than one occasion this season. He has often talked up his admiration for Zinedine Zidane which putting two and two together equals a move to Real Madrid and recently, ahead of our games against PSG, he also talked of a potential move there which did not go down well with the fans (which is partly as to why some people have expressed their frustrations). I had also reported that he was for sale for £80m but various sources would have you believe that no one wants to pay anything near that figure.
All of this seems as though it was a total waste of time because Eden Hazard has told Antonio Conte of his intentions to stay at Chelsea and make up for the poor season he has had this year. It is an amazing turn of events based on the speculation, his wages that also need to be considered and because at times he has generally looked like he was not interested.
A Chelsea team with Eden Hazard in it is better than a Chelsea team without him and this will be a massive boost to Conte ahead of him coming here. I think we can all agree that Roman Abramovich realises that we simply cannot afford to have another season like this one and as a result, he will throw plenty of money at Conte to spend in the hope that he can construct a team that is capable of reaching the top four as he bare minimum next season.
What do you people think of Hazard and his determination to stay and prove himself next season?