Chelsea are facing a potential summer crisis.
Regardless of whether they finish in the top four or win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League, the upcoming transfer window could be a brutal one for the Blues.
Maurizio Sarri's side are facing a two-window transfer ban and face the possibility of losing their talisman Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.
The Belgian has just one year remaining on his current deal and has always expressed his desire to work under Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.
Hazard has 16 goals and 13 assists in his 35 Premier League appearances in 2018/19 and without him, Chelsea may even struggle to make it into the top six.
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So it's no coincidence that Watford midfielder Will Hughes has been fawning over the Belgian in the build-up to tomorrow afternoon's game at Stamford Bridge.
And the talented Englishman believes that the 28-year-old isn't mentioned in the same bracket as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo simply because he is 'unselfish'.
“His [Hazard’s] agility and the way he moves the ball so quickly in tight spaces is different class. Sometimes you have to just admire him,” said Hughes, per Watford's official website.
“The reason he’s not talked about like Messi and Ronaldo is because he’s unselfish, he’d rather pass it to a teammate, which people don’t notice as much."
Well, praise doesn't come much higher than that.
Hazard is viewed by most football fans as one of the select few players in the bracket just below the two undisputed stars of the game.
Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mohamed Salah are some of the other names at a similar level to the Belgian.
Losing a player of that ilk will be devastating, especially to a Chelsea squad that hasn't set the world alight in 2018/19.
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