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Eden Hazard | Midfielder | #10

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 163

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Chelsea confirm Eden Hazard successfully underwent surgery on Monday after sustaining a fracture to his right ankle while training with the Belgian national team.
But while an initial timeline of between 6-8 weeks was touted by some, his injury appears worse than first feared, and now it seems that Hazard will miss the start of the 2017/18 Premier League season. A club statement confirmed: "He is expected to return to training in approximately three months," which should mean he is back in competitive action by mid-to-late September, probably after the international break. Reports from Spain suggest the news will not deter Real Madrid, who are said to be hankering for a cut-price deal for the crocked star. However, I’d suggest that in the first instance, a move during the summer transfer window is now highly unlikely, and secondly, with Chelsea reluctant to let their star player leave, there will be no room to negotiate a reduced fee despite his injury. Jun 6 - 4:59 AM

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Chelsea have been rocked by the news that Eden Hazard could miss the start of the new Premier League season after sustaining an ankle injury while on international duty.

The Belgium Football Association announced on Sunday afternoon that Hazard would be taken for tests after suffering a suspected ankle sprain in training. However, upon further examination, it now looks like the Chelsea star could be side-lined for up-to three months. An X-ray confirmed Hazard suffered a fracture to his right ankle - most likely an avulsion fracture – which was caused by the ligament or tendon pulling so hard, that it ripped a small piece of bone off. The good news for Chelsea supporters is that the injury is likely to scupper any chances of Real Madrid landing Hazard during this transfer window due to his inability to undertake a full medical assessment before the transfer deadline.
Source: Independent
Jun 5 - 5:02 AM

Reports suggest that Real Madrid are lining up a £100m bid to tempt Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

Los Blancos could retain their Champions League title in Cardiff – against Juventus – on Saturday night but the Spanish giants already have one eye on summer business and Hazard appears to top of their shopping list along with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. A rejuvenated Hazard was back to his best this season helping Chelsea secure their fifth Premier League title, and it is on the back of these performances, that will prompt Real to part with a world record sum to land their top target. However, Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has a track record of refusing to sell his best players, and with three years remaining on his current deal, Chelsea may not ready to part with their prize asset. It also appears that United have rebuffed a £60m bid for De Gea who still has two years to run on his contract with a further 12-month option available.
Jun 1 - 5:32 AM

Eden Hazard has not done himself any favors with Chelsea fans hoping the star will avoid the pull of a big summer move.

The Chelsea winger has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain after a bounce-back season. When asked about signing a new contract, Hazard gave the standard line, saying he will wait until the end of the season to assess his situation: "There is no sign of a new contract for the moment. I am focused on the last month, and we will talk later. It's not in my mind now. I have two or three years left. I just want to finish the season well and we will see afterwards."
Source: Sky Sports
May 2 - 12:02 PM

While admitting that he is not thinking about the future, Eden Hazard hinted that he could be interested in playing for another club.

Hazard has enjoyed a return to form with 14 goals this season, which has led to a Player of the Year nomination along with rumors linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid. The Belgian international didn't do much to stop the links, saying he might consider leaving the club in the indefinite future despite being happy at Chelsea: "When it's not PSG, it's Real Madrid, then maybe it's Bayern Munich... strangely last year there wasn't anybody. I may also have personal ambitions to play in other clubs. But I'm trying to focus on the present, end up in Chelsea this year. I have a contract until 2020. For now, I'm here and good here."
Apr 17 - 1:48 PM

Chelsea overcame Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium to reimpose their 7 point lead on Spurs at the top of the PL table.

The Blues raced into an early two goal lead. The breakthrough strike came in comical circumstances. Diego Costa received a low cross from Moses, pivoted and let rip, slicing the ball fortuitously so that it deflected off the face of Bournemouth defender Adam Smith for an own goal. Eden Hazard's finish for Chelsea's second was a lot classier. He broke free of the Bournemouth defence to receive Kanté's pass, rounded Boruc and slipped the ball into the net. The Cherries weren't dominated completely though, nearly leading on through a Luiz OG after only two minutes. They also hit the bar through an Afobe volley before Josh King grabbed one back with the help of a deflection before the interval. It proved to be a consolation though, as Alonso confirmed Chelsea's win with a sublime second-half free kick.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 8 - 2:33 PM

Chelsea bounced back from their weekend defeat to Crystal Palace with a crucial victory over Man City at Stamford Bridge.

The game was decided by three first half goals. The first came from the boot of Eden Hazard, who delivered a masterclass. The Blues opened Man City's defence with ease, Azpilicueta cut back for Hazard who calmly slotted the ball beyond Caballero. The shot deflected off City captain Kompany who has returned from his latest injury. In defence Chelsea were compact, pulling eleven behind the ball often. However, City drew level through Sergio Aguero after Thibaut Courtois made a mess of a kick out. Hazard got the the second on 35'. His poor penalty was saved but the Belgian made no mistake from the rebound. City pinned Chelsea back to no avail, though Stones should have done better from two opportunities from set pieces.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 5 - 5:07 PM

Antonio Conte said he is confident Eden Hazard will not only start tomorrow but also "play well", amid speculation the player maker would miss Saturday's home game against Crystal Palace.

Conte confirmed Hazard would be available for Saturday when he spoke to the media on Friday. The vote of confidence comes after Hazard suffered a "minor muscle problem" that forced him to miss Chelsea's trip to Stoke City two weekends ago, and both of Belgium's matches during the international break.
Mar 31 - 4:27 PM

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez confirms Eden Hazard could spend between 10-15 days on the sidelines because of injury.

The Chelsea play maker failed to travel to Stoke after feeling discomfort in his calf during the final training session on the eve of the game. Antonio Conte revealed Hazard had suffered a "minor muscle problem" but it now looks like 26-year-old is rated as touch and go for the visit of Crystal Palace on April 01. "Eden has suffered an injury before the match against Stoke, it does not look so serious," Martinez said. "But he will not play against Greece. We are going to follow the injury." His absence at the Bet365 Stadium handed Willian a rare Premier League start, and the Brazilian served a timely reminder of what the Chelsea fans had been missing as he fired home a trademark free-kick past the hapless Lee Grant after only 13 minutes.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 21 - 6:15 AM

Eden Hazard has pulled out of the Belgium squad due to a calf injury that forced him to miss Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Stoke City on Saturday.

After the match, Antonio Conte said: "Hazard in the last training felt a bit of a problem in his calf and for this reason I preferred not to risk him." Although the injury is believe to be a minor muscle problem, Hazard will miss World Cup qualifier against Greece and friendly against Russia. He will have 12 days to recovery ahead of Chelsea's next Premier League match, a home fixture with Crystal Palace on Saturday, April 1.
Source: Daily Star
Mar 20 - 2:55 PM

Chelsea edge nearer to the Premier League title after another impressive and hard fought win on the road.

News broke late on Friday evening that Eden Hazard had not travelled with the squad to Stoke and many supporters were fearing the worst without their talismanic play maker. However, Chelsea battled their way to another three-points and took a step closer to becoming Champions in a highly charged and competitive match at the Bet365 Stadium. "In the last training, Hazard felt a bit of a problem in his calf," said Conte. "And for this reason, I preferred not to risk him." His absence handed Brazilian teammate Willian only his third league start of the year, but 28-year-old proved his worth by opening the scoring on 13 minutes and setting Chelsea on their win to a crucial 2-1 victory. Hazard will be assessed over the next 24-48 hours and the Belgium FA have been notified of the possibility that he could be withdrawn from the upcoming internationals.
Mar 18 - 4:13 PM

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored as Chelsea cruised to a 2-1 derby win over West Ham on Monday.

While West Ham controlled the match early on, Chelsea needed just one sight of goal to break the deadlock. In a clinical counter-attacking move, N'Golo Kante intercepted a pass and feed Eden Hazard. The Belgian played a one-two with Pedro and blazed through the Hammers backline, before tucking away his finish after rounding Darren Randolph. Chelsea would then go on to seal the victory through Diego Costa, who tapped in from close-range to score his 49th career PL goal in the 50th minute. Despite West Ham pulling one back late, Chelsea held on to go 10 points clear at the top of the table.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 6 - 6:00 PM

Antonio Conte has revealed Eden Hazard has a minor injury but stated the Belgian will be fit for Monday's trip to West Ham United.

Speaking at his pre-match conference, Conte said Hazard picked up an injury after a collision during training but was confident the problem is not serious. When asked if there were any fresh injury concerns, Conte said: "Nothing important, apart from a little problem for Eden Hazard. He got kicked when we began training again on Wednesday but I think it is nothing serious." This is great news for fantasy owners as the 26-year-old has been a top performer this season, scoring 10 goals and assists in 25 appearances so far.
Mar 3 - 11:50 AM

Eden Hazard became the first player across Europe’s top five leagues to record 100 successful take-ons this season after his 10 during Saturday's 3-0 derby victory against Arsenal.

Hazard attempted and completed all 10 of his take-ons against the Gunners, a total that was twice as many take-ons as any other player at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian's performance was highlighted by his 10th goal of the season, as he beat Laurent Koscielny twice and Francis Coquelin on the dribble before slotting a brilliant finish past Petr Cech. In addition to his notable statical achievement, Hazard completed 22 of his 27 passes in the attacking third and made nine ball recoveries. The midfield has been one of the best options in fantasy this season, and should have another successful outing when Chelsea travel to Burnley on Sunday.
Feb 6 - 7:34 PM

Chelsea's 13-match win streak came to end as they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham on Wednesday.

While Chelsea looked dangerous at the start of the first and second half, the Blues were undone by a pair of headed goals by Dele Alli at White Hart Lane. Eden Hazard was handed the first chance of the match but pulled his left-footed effort wide in the fourth minute, while the visitors lacked the final ball to make Tottenham pay throughout the first 20 minutes of the match. Their inability to find the net saw them conceded just halftime, as Christian Erisken's pinpoint cross found Dele Alli to head Spurs in front 1-0 in stoppage time. Chelsea came out firing after the restart but Hugo Lloris did well to deny Diego Costa, while Hazard headed a close-range effort wide. Tottenham would seal the final 2-0 scoreline in the 54th minute when Erisken again found Alli to head home at the far post. The lose means Chelsea remain at the top of the table, on 49 points, and sit five points ahead of second-placed Liverpool.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 4 - 6:04 PM