4 reasons Chelsea should sell Eden Hazard this summer

4 reasons Chelsea should sell Eden Hazard this summer

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1) Lack of consistency

Hazard has been incredibly inconsistent since he came to Chelsea. Barring his excellent form last year he has played in patches, performing over six game periods and then going missing for a further few games. Hazard has not performed consistently at a high level since coming to Chelsea. He has not scored consistently either and this is one factor in Chelsea’s demise this season. Hazard hasn’t been good enough.

2) Not enough goals

Despite being compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Hazard is nowhere their level on ability or on goal scoring. Hazard has not scored this season in the Premier League and prior to that his best was 14 goals. This is not an elite level for a player rumoured to be worth over £50 million. His overall goal haul at Chelsea has not been that impressive with 37 in 120 games, nearly one goal every three games. Messi and Ronaldo are scoring at a rate of sometimes more than a goal a game. Even if we stop comparing him to these players he isn’t scoring enough for a player who is Chelsea’s main attacking outlet.

3) Huge transfer fee

Chelsea could get around £70 million for Hazard and with that could reinvest in a world class player like Gareth Bale who reportedly could come available from Real Madrid. If Hazard doesn’t want to be there then there is no point holding him against his will.

4) Played a huge role in Chelsea’s current demise

Whilst Hazard has been a popular figure there is no doubt that he has played a role in Chelsea’s demise. He has been terrible this season and his attitude has at best been questionable. Hazard scored no goals in the league, offered a very limited goal threat and looked to have been a central figure in the anti-Jose Mourinho section at Chelsea. He played a role in getting the manager sacked and that should not be forgotten. If Chelsea finish outside of the top four (which they probably will) then the players, including Hazard must be blamed.

Who knows whether he’ll go? It’s unclear. Check out online casino for equally uncertain bets!

Amit Singh is the editor of Think Football and contributes for a number of other football websites, follow on twitter @Think_Football