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Eden Hazard would understand if Petr Cech left Chelsea

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Eden Hazard has insisted that he'd have no problem with goalkeeper Petr Cech leaving the club this summer, claiming that he'd also want to depart the club if he was on the bench on a consistent basis, reports Sky Sports. 

Despite starring in the Capital One Cup final at the start of this month, Cech has failed to maintain a regular place in the club's starting XI throughout the curse of the campaign, with Belgian No.1 Thibaut Courtois taking his place between the sticks at Stamford Bridge. 

Class of Courtois 

Courtois, who arrived on the scene at the club last summer after spending three years on loan at La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, has enjoyed a great rise up the footballing ladder and is already recognised as one of the world's best goalkeepers despite only being 22-years-old. 

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Unsurprisingly, then, Cech's future at the club is in serious doubt, with many expecting him to move on sooner rather than later. 

The shot-stopper would certainly leave with Hazard's blessing, as the Chelsea wide-man told Sky Sports: "Thibaut and Petr are both very good, and when you are on the bench of course you want to play.

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"He knows he has the quality to play at a good club, and of course if I'm a good player and I'm on the bench I want to leave - this is football."

Interest 

There's no doubt about it, if Cech opts to leave the club, then there's likely to be a number of clubs interested in his services.

In fact, the Independent recently reported that the duo of Arsenal and Real Madrid are ready to swoop for him in the next window, but it remains to be seen as to whether Blues chief Jose Mourinho would be willing to sell to a league rival. 

It's time 

Ultimately Cech has to depart the Bridge at the end of the campaign. At the end of the day, he's far too good to be sitting on any bench, so must secure first team football as he approaches the latter stages of his career.

Arsenal would certainly be a great fit for the experienced goalkeeper, but you wouldn't blame Mourinho for not wanting to sell him to the Gunners. If Cech moved to north London then he'd no doubt improve Arsene Wenger's side of securing the Premier League title next term. 

One thing's for sure, wherever Cech goes, he will move to one of Europe's big-boys. He has a number of years at the highest level left in him.

Chelsea fans: Do you expect Cech to leave? Arsenal fans: Do you want Cech at the Emirates? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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