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Eden Hazard spent seven years at Chelsea before sealing an £88m move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019.
Hazard was the best player in the Chelsea team during his time at the club, and he wasn’t only the best in the Blues side, but was also seen as the Premier League’s biggest star and among the top five in the world.
However, since his big money move to Real Madrid, Hazard has failed to replicate his Chelsea form with the Los Blancos, as injury and a lack of form has made him look a shadow of himself.
Chelsea and Real Madrid will face each other in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and Paul Merson doesn’t believe Hazard will be fit enough to get a start in that game.
Paul Merson also believes that Chelsea will take back Eden Hazard if the opportunity comes for the Blues to re-sign him.
“Eden Hazard could miss out on a reunion with Chelsea even if he’s fit – but they would take him back like a shot,” Paul Merson told the Daily Star.
“I’d be surprised if he plays when they meet Real Madrid in the Champions League semi finals. He’s hardly played all season.
“And why would you change the team that beat Liverpool so comfortably? The wingers were both electric.
“If Hazard ever gets back to the form he was in at Chelsea, he can cause havoc. But I just don’t see it.
“Sometimes you need to start well when you make a big move and he didn’t, and it’s all gone downhill for him.
“But Chelsea would take him back. No doubt. Before he left, he was on a different planet. It’s sad to see him not doing it in Madrid. But they brought him in to replace Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals and he was never going to do that.
“You wish Chelsea had a clause where they could take him back because you would do that all day long to see him back in the Premier League.”