One of the most highly rated talents in world football, Eden Hazard has had a torrid 2015/16 campaign. Scoring no goals and accumulating just 3 assists in 21 starts, at present he is not a key player for the Blues. Former boss Jose Mourinho accused the Belgian of faking an injury in order to be substituted off early, a similar incident has occurred since Mourinho’s departure. Things are even more difficult for Hazard, with the likes of Pedro and Willian performing, he struggles even more to make an impact for the defending champions.
The man once described as being ‘better than Ronaldo’ could well be on his way to the Santiago Bernabéu this January in a swap deal for winger Gareth Bale. He has had numerous links with other top European clubs such as PSG and Barcelona and will most likely be moving on this transfer window or in the summer. When Hazard has been absent from the pitch, Pedro has been allowed more space and freedom and has put in some good performances due to this. Many Chelsea fans have questioned his ability, along with Fabregas and Costa whom have also under-performed this campaign, branding them ‘the three rats’. Jeers have been heard around Stamford Bridge when these players names have been announced pre-match. With his form at an all-time-low and the fans beginning to turn on him – his days with the London club could well be numbered.
With a number of clubs to surely be in for the Belgian this transfer window and the next, Chelsea could well profit from letting the player go. However, would it be best for him to stay or to go?