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Chelsea fans call for Eden Hazard substitution vs Frankfurt

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.

Chelsea even released a statement in shock of Hazard’s snub. 

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.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Ngolo Kante celebrates with Eden Hazard of Chelsea after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

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:

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