Former Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has announced that he’s enjoying seeing the Blues do well this campaign and hopes that they can maintain it.
After the Belgian international left this past summer to sign Real Madrid and coupled with their transfer ban, many perhaps expected Chelsea to struggle this season.
In came to club legend Frank Lampard and having given a number of his young prospects a chance to impress, they currently sit in third place in the Premier League table after 12 matches and are eight points behind leaders Liverpool.
Time will show what they can achieve this year as they remain in the race for trophies both domestically and in Europe too, and although his start to life at Real Madrid hasn’t entirely gone to prepare for Hazard, he is seemingly still enjoying seeing Chelsea perform well without him.
“When I watch them, [there is] no Hazard but it is a party,” he is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. “They can score a lot of goals, the fans are happy, they are third in the league, it is going to be a great season. They just need to stay there and win games. We all know Willian, Jorginho they are very good. Also, with the young players coming through, it is great to see the club high, and I hope they can stay there.
“It is not going to be easy [vs Man City]. The last time we played there, we lost 6-0, bad memories for me and Chelsea. But this season they are really good, they are really young but really good. Why not go there and win the game?
Eden Hazard was also questioned if he would have liked to have had the opportunity to play under Lampard, to which he replied: “Yeah, of course.”
Time will tell whether or not there is possibly a reunion further down the line, but Chelsea have apparently moved on from Hazard, and the Belgian ace will still be utterly committed to making a success of his time in Spain and leading Real Madrid to trophies moving forward.
Nevertheless, it’s a nice touch for Chelsea supporters especially to hear their former star talk in such glowing terms of their impressive start to the season as it shows real class rather than the bitterness that perhaps he’s missing out as Hazard clearly still hopes that they can be successful even without him in the years ahead.