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At the end of the 2018-19 season, Chelsea said goodbye to a football hero, as Eden Hazard left the club to join Real Madrid after seven years at Stamford Bridge.
And now, Chelsea will see two other wingers leave yet again, with Willian and Pedro set for moves to Arsenal and Roma, after seven and five years at the club respectively.
The Brazilian and Spaniard have said their farewell to the club, and former Chelsea star Pat Nevin has admitted that they’d be missed, while also saying that it’s the end of an era.
Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “The season has finally ended for the Blues and as ever there will be players leaving who will be missed and celebrated in equal measure for what they have done for the club. Both Willian and Pedro have had many fine moments and there is a decent argument to say we got the very best of their careers – well definitely Willian’s and maybe Pedro’s.
“The same could be said of Eden Hazard as well, even though he has been gone 12 months. He is part of that group of brilliant little creative attackers that symbolised Chelsea for over half a decade.
“All of us who have played for the club and moved on have a special place in our hearts for the place, the people who work here and most importantly the fans. It has been clear by the emotional words from those players, that they will never forget their time here and that is the way it should be. Your blood becomes a little bluer for the rest of your life when you have been part of the Chelsea family.”