Eden Hazard Reveals The Real Reason Behind His Move To Chelsea FC


Chelsea FC’s Eden Hazard is in the form of his life, having scored 19 goals for the Blues this season, and also winning the PFA Player of the Year award.

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The Belgian — who has spent the last three seasons with the London outfit — recently revealed that, contrary to popular belief, it was club legend Didier Drogba convinced him to join the Blues.

The winger admits that back in 2012, he did not want to go to Chelsea due to their poor league position, which was sixth, but after they won the Champions League that very same year, London suddenly seemed the most attractive of destinations.

It was widely believed that it was Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich who persuaded the star to join his club. Rudi Garcia, Hazard’s coach back at Lille, said in his autobiography, that it was a call from Abramovich and a promise of tripled wages that turned the player’s head.

Apparently, the Belgian has no knowledge of such a phone call, and seemed perplexed as to why Garcia would say that.

“I didn’t want to go to Chelsea because I wanted to play the Champions League and they were sixth in the league.” Hazard said.

“I was convinced when they won the Champions League in 2012.”

“At the time, Roberto Di Matteo really wanted me, they had Juan Mata, and Oscar had been bought. I was told: ‘You’ll see, Chelsea will play football’.”

“Gervinho called me and said: ‘Someone’s on the phone’. I didn’t know who it was but it was Drogba, he wanted me to sign.”

“I was flattered, he was maybe the best striker in the world. In my head, I wasn’t going to sign, but in the end I was very pleased with my choice. I didn’t speak to Abramovich.”

“I don’t know why coach Garcia wrote that in his book.”

"-Eden HazardSource: Mirror"

Good old Didier, what a guy. After leading Chelsea to so much success, he personally saw to it that someone would be around to keep things going in his absence.

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Hazard was a good player at Lille, but he has become world class at Chelsea. His consistent performances kept the Blues afloat all season, winning them the title with three games left to play.

Hazard can only get better, and we can’t wait to see what he does next season. Hopefully, it will be in a Chelsea shirt — Blues’ management will be hoping that he keeps his phone off for the entire summer.

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