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5 things you probably didn't know about Eden hazard

Dhruv Maniyar
ANALYST
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Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against Liverpool
Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against Liverpool

We all know Eden Hazard as the flashy dribbler who leaves defenders for dead and scores some stunning goals. He is one of the few players who can truly be regarded as "world class".

Due to his popularity and fan following, most of Hazard's life is public knowledge. For example, we know that he has two Premier League titles to his name as of 2019. We are aware of the fact that he plays for Chelsea and captained Belgium to the semi-final in the 2018 World Cup. We also know that he has a brother who plays football (Thorgan Hazard).

However, in this article, we shall look at five things you probably didn't know about Hazard.


1. Eden Hazard owns a part of a football club

Hazard joins Drogba as the second Chelsea player to own a club
Hazard joins Drogba as the second Chelsea player to own a club

As this Telegraph article shows, Hazard is a part owner of NASL team in San Diego. Hazard has bought shares in this club along with Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sow.

The club was to be launched in 2018 but that got delayed, and it is now expected to be launched in 2019.

2. Hazard is very efficient in front of goal

Chelsea FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Hazard is often criticized for being too unselfish in front of goal. To added to that, he is considered to be an average finisher.

Still, over his 7 years in the Premier League (2012-2019), Hazard has missed only 35 big chances. In comparison, Mohamed Salah, who has been in the Premier League for only two seasons, has missed 39 big chances already.

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