Will Eden Hazard’s Return to Chelsea From Real Madrid Make Sense?

Published 07/23/2021, 4:09 AM EDT


Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid was one of the biggest moves in the world of football when it happened. However, the Belgian has had the worst time of his career in the Spanish club as he has been marred with one injury after another.

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His ankle has given him the most trouble and Hazard could never get going at Madrid. Things have changed at Madrid as they have appointed a new physio. It was a necessary move as they suffered from over 60 injuries in the last season. They broke the record for the most injuries suffered by a team in a season of top-flight football.

However, they were surprisingly competitive as they reached the semi final of the UEFA Champions League and lost to Hazard’s former club, and eventual champions Chelsea. They almost won the league too as the race for the La Liga came down to the final day but their city rivals Atletico Madrid won it in the end.

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After a torrid season for Hazard, Madrid have offered Chelsea the option to resign the Belgian. However, the move does not make sense for Hazard, or Chelsea for that matter. The UCL winners will look to build on their European glory and fight for the Premier League.

They have a lot of wingers in their ranks and their young star Callum Hudson-Odoi has got significantly less game time. It’s hard to see this version of Eden Hazard starting over Chirstian Pulisic who has been on fire for the London club. Chelsea also have the woefully out of form Hakim Ziyech to worry about and Thomas Tuchel will try to make sense of the many players he has at his disposal.

Eden Hazard’s prospects at Real Madrid

One of the many changes at Real Madrid has been the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti after former manager Zinedine Zidane left the club last season. Ancelotti has always been a huge fan of Eden Hazard and he will try to build a three pronged attack with him, Karim Benzema and the returning Gareth Bale.

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If all three of them were in their primes, there’s no question that Real Madrid will have one of the best attacks on the planet, but this is not the case anymore.

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It’ll be interesting to see whether Don Carlo can work with Hazard and Bale and bring them back to their best, but for now, Madrid have more questions than answers about their squad.

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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