Every Chelsea fan’s biggest fear is waking up to news that our star man, Eden Hazard has left for another club. And the fear is well justified, not that often do you get a player compared with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing for your side.
Hazard has been with us since 2012, and in that period, has established himself as one of the best players in the world. His dazzling skills and eyes for goal make him the very exceptional player he is. His humility and hard work are also worth noticing.
For seasons, rumours have made rounds he might leave Chelsea, and he has debunked them over and over, but concerns are increasingly growing he might have reached that place at Chelsea. His failure to sign a contract extension has been a subject of concern to some of us, and lately, his visible frustration at the role he’s given by Antonio Conte has further fuelled those fears.
He has been deployed as a false nine on a number of occasions lately, and that has been frustrating to him following his comments. Speaking to a Belgian media outfit after the game against Manchester City, he was critical of Conte’s tactics, and described his role as bit-part. I have never been one to support players getting critical of their coach in public, but I have to agree Conte hasn’t been entirely right in his formations lately. It could be the pressure, but then, nobody cares. We only care about winning games.
Hazard was stifled in the game against City, and only got “3 touches”, in his own words. If a player like him begins to get critical, it is something to be bothered about. As much as we hate to admit it, certain players make a team. Hazard is a huge core of our whole, and losing him would be a shame. But then again, all players want and deserve a conducive platform to thrive. If one like Hazard cannot get it, he might decide to look elsewhere his loyalty to us regardless.