A glimpse of life without Eden Hazard
Chelsea fans are calling for Eden Hazard to be introduced in their Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt, after a lacklustre first-half.
There are no doubts that Eden Hazard has been pretty incredible this season.
Hazard was a sure bet for a place in the PFA Team of the Year but was amazingly snubbed.
Despite that, Hazard has been so important for Chelsea both in the Premier League and Europa League.
Scoring 19 goals and assisting 13 so far this season, Hazard is almost impossible to leave out.
That’s why when the team sheets were released for their side’s Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt, Chelsea fans were not happy.
Poor start in Germany
That’s because Eden Hazard had been left on the bench, seemingly rested for their game against Watford on Sunday.
That was fine until Frankfurt went 1-0 up in the 23rd minute.
In-form striker Luka Jovic stooped low to head past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
It wasn’t against the run of play either, as Frankfurt had actually dominated the game up to that point.
David Abraham had also missed a huge chance before Jovic’s opener.
Thankfully for Chelsea fans, their side did crawl their way back into the game.
Despite a lacklustre first-half performance, Chelsea scored an all-important away goal on the stroke of half-time.
Winger Pedro placed the ball beyond the reach of Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Even with Pedro’s goal, Chelsea fans want to see Eden Hazard and soon.
Chelsea fans take to social media over Hazard decision
Taking to social media at half-time, Chelsea fans were unanimously in favour of bringing Hazard on.
Several were not happy with the fact that Hazard was on the bench to start with:
Hazard in this game would have finished off Frankfurt.
— Joe Digi (@JayBlaq_) May 2, 2019
Hazard would put this game to bed
— MLF (@ManLikeFrank) May 2, 2019
That half was shocking defo need hazard in this 2nd half
— CharlieCFC (@ChazCFC1905) May 2, 2019
Hazard on second half. No discussion. Sarri, do it. Hazard has to play.
— PrimeChelsea (@CFCShooter) May 2, 2019
Got the away goal, now get Hazard on
— Aweis Sadiq (@AceAweis) May 2, 2019
Bring on Hazard, it’s really not that difficult. #FRACHE
— N’Golo (@KineticKante) May 2, 2019
I swear dropping hazard at this stage of the season don’t make sense
— Ithnin (@edenithnin) May 2, 2019
This is the reason Sarri gets slack from the fans. Hazard should be starting… regardless of Pedro scoring. He is done now. Azpi done. Luiz done.
— Sunmeet Arora (@AstronautSam_) May 2, 2019
Sarri fanboys I know you’re all watching the tv because you’re up in your bedrooms – listen to what Hoddle is saying about not playing Hazard – he plays brilliant with RLC and Giroud – serious f**k up by Sarri
— Clive Osgood (@1ossieosgood) May 2, 2019