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Eden Hazard | Midfielder | #10

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 168

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Eden Hazard made his first start of the season in the club's 5-1 win in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest.
The Belgian midfielder sustained an ankle injury in June while on international duty, causing him to miss three months before returning earlier this month. However, manager Antonio Conte wanted to ease Hazard back into the starting XI, which he finally did as he completed the full match Wednesday. The winger recorded two assists for the Blues, helping MIchy Batshuayi secure a hat-trick in the process. Said Conte: "I hope to be with him at the final step from his injury. In my [playing] career I was injured a lot and I have a bit of experience. With him, we are managing the situation well...Eden is a top player, and he improved a lot. He can continue to improve in his career and become one of the best." Sep 20 - 5:42 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard is fit and available for selection this weekend having recovered from a broken ankle suffered on international duty with Belgium in June.

Hazard will be in the Chelsea squad for the first time this season when the Premier League champions travel to Leicester City on Saturday. The 26-year-old is one of the top attackers in the top-flight and is a must-start in all fantasy formats if he makes the starting XI at the King Power Stadium. However, it's unclear how much playing time he will see as he has yet to play the full 90 minutes in a match this season. The 26-year-old featured in both of Belgium's World Cup qualifying matches over the international break, starting and scoring in the win over Gibraltar, while playing 16 minutes off the bench Greece. Said Antonio Conte: "Now I can count on him [Hazard], but I have to decide the right moment and the right minutes for him. When there is a bad injury and surgery, it’s normal to pay attention to the recovery."
Sep 8 - 10:57 PM

Eden Hazard played in a match against QPR at Chelsea's training ground on Thursday, but manager Antonio Conte isn't expected to risk the playmaker against Tottenham on Sunday.

While Tiemoue Bakayoko could be in the mix this weekend, Conte appears set to take a difference stance with Hazard. The Belgian international just recently returned to full training in his bid to recover from an ankle fracture and, though he wasn't technically ruled out of the Week 2 affair at Wembley, doesn't appear to be in Conte's game plan. This means Alvaro Morata will lead the attack, with Willian and Michy Batshuayi most likely in support against Spurs. Conte added: "Hazard is improving but to be fully fit he needs time. We must have patience with him and try to do the best for him."
Aug 18 - 2:05 PM

Chelsea have been handed a huge boost by the return of playmaker Eden Hazard to full first-team training, as the Belgium international continues to work his way back from a fractured ankle.

The 26-year-old opted for off-season surgery on his right ankle after suffering the injury while on international duty in June. While Hazard is still expected to miss a handful of matches, with Antonio Conte yet to announce a potential return date for his star, his impending return is certainly a boost of confidence after the 3-2 defeat against Burnley at the weekend. For the duration of Hazard's absence, Wilian and Michy Batshauyi will compete for a place in the starting XI. Meanwhile, summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko was also spotted on the training pitch but won't likely be ready for this weekend's clash with Tottenham.
Source: The Mirror
Aug 15 - 2:59 PM

Chelsea have been handed a major boost as star Eden Hazard has returned to light training ahead of schedule after a serious ankle injury.

The 26-year-old Belgian, who underwent surgery after fracturing his ankle on international duty at the beginning of June, was expected to be out of action until at least early September. But it appears the former Premier League Player of the Year could be back much sooner than expect after he was spotted on the training pitch at Chelsea's Cobham training ground on Monday. The playmaker's return to light training has come well ahead of schedule, however, it remains unclear whether or not he will be fit for the start of season. While Antonio Conte will likely air on the side of caution with Hazard, the Italian boss will undoubtedly be pleased with the positive strides his star is making.
Source: The Sun
Jul 25 - 2:17 PM

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

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