Chelsea could be better off without Eden Hazard

Published Add your comment

Eden Hazard could leave Chelsea for £50 million according to reports but would it be such a bad thing if the Belgian moved on to pastures new?

It's one of the worst feelings for a football fan when your club has possession of a hot property and then he ends up in the departure lounge but quite often, it's actually better to sell a player too early than missing your chance and selling for a cut-price just a few weeks or months later .

In the past few years, Eden Hazard has proven himself in English football and he's shown he can be one of the best players in the world on his day but this season has been nothing short of a hopeless campaign for the Belgian, with no league goals to date.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

Article continues below

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has been the subject of interest from PSG in the past and with Chelsea appointing Italian Antonio Conte last week, speculation has resurfaced as the incoming manager's need to rebuild the Blues' squad next season is evident.

In January, it was suggested that Chelsea slapped a massive £80 million price tag on last season's PFA Player of the Year but according to the Sun, Chelsea could cash-in and accept a £50 million fee when Antonio Conte takes the reigns in the summer.

Article continues below

It's important to point out that Chelsea's dreadful season isn't solely down to Hazard, it can be difficult, even for the best players, to shine in a very poor team and Chelsea have been a very poor team for the most part of this season.

Having said that, it seems Hazard has lost something and whether it's his confidence or passion, Chelsea can't afford to give him too many more chances if they are going to compete at the highest level.

The Stamford Bridge-based outfit have never been afraid to cash-in on hot properties with David Luiz leaving for a massive £50 million, Romelu Lukaku for £28 million and Ramires for in excess of £20 million - Eden Hazard should be no exception.

Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

The Blues have been a team devoid of confidence this season and when that happens, it can be important to rip up the foundations to rebuild a squad with a healthy attitude.

If Conte gets that opportunity, he should certainly take it because, while it may not bring instant success, it could bring a long-term sustainable legacy.

As well as for the team's and club's financial benefit - Conte is among a handful of top managers you really don't want to get on the wrong side of - regardless of your reputation. The Italian tends to have the final say and if Hazard continues to play without any passion he may well be shown the exit.

Germany v Italy - International Friendly

Hazard's current contract is set to expire in 2020 which gives Chelsea the flexibility to wait for the right price - meaning they can use those funds to buy players better suited to Conte's style.

The 25-year-old Belgian may stay at Stamford Bridge and he may rediscover his fine form under Antonio Conte next season but there seems to be more benefits than drawbacks to letting him leave. He's not irreplaceable and Chelsea could come out the other side a much stronger team.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Didier Drogba
Premier League
Eden Hazard
Diego Costa
Paris Saint-Germain

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again