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Roman Abramovich keen to spearhead Chelsea return for Eden Hazard next summer

Roman Abramovich keen to spearhead Chelsea return for Eden Hazard next summer

Abramovich to orchestrate Hazard return

Chelsea’s oligarch owner Roman Abramovich looks set to take the reigns next summer when the club tackle the transfer market, with the Russian lining up a potential avenue of attack to bring Eden Hazard back to Stamford Bridge.

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According to Spanish outlet El Nacional and cited by Sport Bible, the struggling Real Madrid winger is said to be at the top of Abramovich’s wish list next summer and he could take personal charge of the attempt to manufacture a deal.

Hazard has not entered even close to the same stratosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu since his move to the Spanish capital from west London a little over two years ago in a £100million move that has hardly been repaid on the pitch.

Between injuries and inconsistent form, the Belgian icon failed to reproduce his level of effectiveness at Chelsea under former boss Zinedine Zidane, with current headmaster Carlo Ancelotti preferring to be the custodian of the futures of young Brazilian duo Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo.

What a Chelsea return could mean for current Blues players

During the last season (2018-19) of Hazard plying his trade in Chelsea blue, there was arguably no better player on the planet that was not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

Roman Abramovich keen to spearhead Chelsea return for Eden Hazard next summer

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Eden Hazard of Chelsea runs with the ball under pressure from Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The former LOSC Lille prodigy could put any opposition defense to the sword at will, and an superlative goal contributions of 31 (16-goals, 15-assists) in thirty-seven Premier League appearances was sublime and helped Chelsea bag both the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

For Belgium, Hazard has remained effective when fit for Roberto Martinez, and his understanding with compatriot Romelu Lukaku could be a potential mouthwatering tandem at club level that Thomas Tuchel could tap into.

But should the La Louvière-native make an return to his old hunting grounds, several Chelsea players could certainly have time called on their service.

The likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, and Callum Hudson-Odoi could all find themselves potentially looking for new avenues of employment if Hazard rocks up at Cobham training center.

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Werner continues to be more effective for Germany than the Blues, while Ziyech, Pulisic, and Hudson-Odoi have done little to suggest they are seen as long-term pieces that are untouchable.

With Hazard very accustomed to a three-at-the-back set up under Roberto Martinez for Belgium and his connection with long-standing Lukaku a source of potential exploitation, a return to Chelsea is not as far fetched as many may think.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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