5 reasons why Eden Hazard must leave Chelsea
It's been six years since Eden Hazard made the switch to English football and he has been wowing us all with his brilliance ever since.
A supremely talented footballer, he arrived at Chelsea in 2012 from Lille for £32million and like many signings, if one expected him to struggle to settle into the intensity and physicality of the English game, they couldn't be farther away from the truth. He settled in brilliantly and has been their talisman till date.
And as is customary now for any top player plying his trade at the highest level, there have been question marks over his future, with some of the bigger clubs ready to rope in the Belgian.
So far, he has managed to neglect the rumours and has refused to remark on the situation, fully committed to his cause. However, is he missing a trick by doing so?
Here are 5 reasons why it is time for Hazard to leave Chelsea Football Club:
#5 Topsy-turvy Blues
If you were to go up to a mathematician and ask him to analyse Chelsea, he'll draw a perfectly symmetrical sine curve.
Following Jose Mourinho's arrival, they won the league title in 2015 after four long years. And everyone who believed that they can defend it successfully the following season was spell-bound as Chelsea were languishing in the bottom half of the table for the majority of the season, eventually finishing tenth.
Mourinho was sacked and Antonio Conte was given the task to set the record straight and he delivered. The Italian led them to the league title again last year and glamour was restored.
However, a similar story followed this season as Chelsea meekly defended the title and has looked anything but champions all season. They are fifth in the league at the moment and face an uphill task of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
It will be a surprise if Conte were to be still in charge next season and it will be wise for Hazard to move on to more consistent team.