Eden Hazard is going to miss more game time as his Real Madrid career continues to go downhill. The winger will undergo ankle surgery and this is his 16th different injury since leaving Chelsea.
In fact, Hazard has the same amount of injuries as goals (16) since joining the Los Blancos. As a result of this, he will miss the Champions League tie against Chelsea too.
Here is how Chelsea fans on social media reacted to this news
On site comments
Christopher Goodhead: “He has made his choice and must live with it”
larexxy: “He’s not dreaming anymore of his move is he…this is reality. nevertheless, he’s still our legend.”
Onifade Sunday: “Too bad for him but Chelsea is not a rehabilitation centre, let him prove himself there too. That is life for him. Ups and down”
emmysyly duru: “ohh my hazard. injured even when he is not even playing!! is this how my beloved, favourite Hazard’s career is ending so fast?”
SkippySanPandres: “16 injuries wtf are you all doing to him there”
Mister_Kapoor: “Scenes when he comes back to Chelsea and starts playing like nothing happened lol”
cfc4_pulever: “Man wtf. Our best player of the past decade has been reduced to a hospital patient after his dream move. I always want the best for him, this really sucks. Prayers up, Eden.”
tee_louwee_91: “Talk about selling a stock at the apex. Great business by Chelsea selling Hazard when they did. Never seen a player fall from the top like Hazard did. Unbelievable”
Mystery bidder and Boston Celtics owner Pagliuca emerge as Chelsea contenders
The battle for Chelsea has reached the next stage with the Raine Group now finalising the shortlist of bidders.
The Daily Mail says the group led by US tycoon Todd Boehly have received formal notification from merchant bank Raine, who are advising Chelsea on the sale, that they have have made shortlist of preferred bidders, as have the consortium fronted by Sir Martin Broughton and Lord Coe – but heavily funded by Crystal Palace shareholders David Blitzer and Josh Harris.
The Ricketts Family’s bid has also been informed they have also made the next stage of the process.
They are joined by Boston Celtics owner Stephen Pagliuca, who co-chairs private equity group Bain Capital, on the final shortlist while there were suggestions of a fifth mystery bidder on Friday night.
The consortium led by LA Dodgers part-owner Boehly, that also includes Swiss partner Hansjorg Wyss and British businessman Jonathan Goldstein, and the group fronted by Broughton and Coe are believed to be the two early favourites to buy the club from current owner Roman Abramovich.
It remains to be seen what impact Blitzer and Harris’ shareholding at Palace will have on the Broughton and Coe bid given the US pair will have to divest their ownership at Selhurst Park, which could be a lengthy process. Sources have also indicated that Broughton’s son Michael is also involved.