Former West Ham United striker Dean Ashton has said that he is not surprised by the ongoing speculation linking Willian with a move to Barcelona. The Brazil international has been one of the Blues’ most consistent performers over the past five years and Ashton believes the attacker has been more important to the Blues than Eden Hazard.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, he said: “There is no surprise Barcelona are after Willian. He’s maybe more important to Chelsea than Hazard. I think over the last three seasons he’s actually been more consistent in his performances. Willian goes under the radar because of Hazard’s brilliance at times. I feel like Hazard is very in and out, it’s whenever he fancies turning it on. For Chelsea, I think a player like Thibaut Courtois is replaceable – but you can’t lose Hazard and Willian. You just can’t lose them both.”
Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has said that Tunisia’s need to win helped Belgium secure a comfortable 5-2 friendly in the group stage of the World Cup. The Red Devils had already registered a 3-0 triumph over Panama in the tournament opener and the victory over Tunisia has certainly assured their place at the World Cup finals, barring a miracle of some sort.
Speaking after the game, Hazard was impressed with the overall performance of the team and he most notably praised Romelu Lukaku, who bagged another brace to become the joint top-scorer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup. He said: “I think the match was easy because we scored after five minutes and we knew Tunisia needed to win and would leave spaces and would be open. Our strength was to counter and move up very quickly.
Chelsea star midfielder Eden Hazard says that he has had several arguments with manager José Mourinho, but he has ruled out any issues with the Portuguese. Just like in any other relationship, the manager and the player have had some disagreements that especially cropped up in the 2013-14 season.Hazard was publicly criticised by Mourinho for being responsible for the 3-1 semi-final defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. The failure on the part of the Belgian to track his opponent led to several goals. Since then,Hazard has been a player transformed and the 24-year-old managed to win a clean sweep of all the individual accolades last season.
The newly crowned PFA Player of the Year refused to rule out the lack of disagreements in his relationship with Mourinho, but he thinks that the Portuguese has made him a better player overall. In the 38 league matches last season,Hazard came up with 14 goals and an impressive nine assists. He was one of the players to have played in every match of the league. Mourinho has constantly stated thatHazard will be forgotten if he does not make an impact in every match he plays. After an inconsistent couple of seasons,Hazard says that he is now making an impact in every match. Continue reading
New Blues sensation Eden Hazard claims that he was desperate to wear the No.10 shirt following his summer switch from Lille. The Belgium international says he wanted to wear the jersey due to the fact that his idol, Zinedine Zidane, also wore the number during his illustrious playing career. Continue reading
Considering the fact that most of the England FA representatives are quite tactile, Belgian FA vice-president Philippe Collin has caused quite a stir following his recent comments on Blues star Eden Hazard. Collin claims that while the 21-year-old is hugely impressive in some regards, there are times he needs “a kick up his ass” and has listed the parts of the game that the player needs to improve on. Continue reading
Few people could argue that Fernando Torres is in the form of his Stamford Bridge life, with the 28-year-old finally starting to perform following his transfer to the club in January 2011. Many people have claimed that the summer acquisition of Eden Hazard has made a huge difference to the Spaniard and the player seems to agree, claiming that it is a “privilege” to play with a forward of such quality. Continue reading
Having splashed £32m on Eden Hazard, there was already little doubt that Roberto Di Matteo was a huge fan of the player. However, the Blues boss has paid the Belgium international the greatest compliment yet, stating that Hazard could even become as good as Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola. Continue reading
It would be fair to say that the transfer saga involving Eden Hazard was one of the most long-winded processes over the past twelve months. With that, many people are surprised that Chelsea’s latest transfer has all but slipped under the radar of the press, with Eden’s younger brother Thorgan set to complete a move to Stamford Bridge according to recent speculation. Continue reading