‘It’s difficult for me to admit’ – Hazard reveals the Premier League club he loved before joining Chelsea

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Chelsea great Eden Hazard has revealed the Premier League club he loved before joining Chelsea.

According to Hazard, his favourite Premier League club when he was little was Arsenal due to the number of French players in the team.

“When I was little the team I watched the most was the French national team,” Eden Hazard told On the Front Foot.

“For me, the players I looked up to were Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry, and it’s difficult for me to admit because of my relationship with Chelsea, but I really liked the Arsenal team at the time.

“They had players like Robert Pires, [Sylvain] Wiltord and [Patrick] Vieira, so it was mainly French players that I followed growing up.

“I’m just hoping to play football for as long as possible, and I always try to enjoy myself on the pitch.

“I’ve only just turned 30 so as long as my body feels good, hopefully I can keep playing for at least another five or six years.”

Incidentally, some of Hazard’s best moments as a Blue came against Arsenal.

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