[SPORTS] Eden Hazard Reveals The Premier League Club He Almost Joined Instead Of Chelsea


Eden Hazard, a renowned Chelsea legend, has been making headlines for various reasons since declaring his retirement from football.

In a recent podcast with former Chelsea teammate John Obi Mikel, the Belgian international disclosed a surprising revelation regarding the club he almost joined after leaving Ligue 1 side Lille in 2012.

Hazard confirmed that he was on the verge of joining other prominent Premier League clubs before ultimately deciding to join Chelsea.

He said:-

“I had a few options, but not Chelsea. The last year in Lille, Chelsea was not that good in the league. I wanted to play Champions League. That move came because you won the Champions League. Chelsea was like far away [otherwise].

He is one of the four players in Premier League history to score more than 15 goals and provide more than 15 assists in a single season. Only Thierry Henry (24 goals, 20 assists, 2003/24), Matt Le Tissier (19 goals, 15 assists, 1994/95 and Eric Cantona (15 goals and 16 assists in the 1992/23 season.

Hazard is a two-time Premier League and UEFA Europa League winner with Chelsea, where he was also recognised as the talisman at the club. with over 105 goals in 352 appearances for the Blues, the Belgian also received numerous personal awards for his outstanding attributes on the pitch. He won the Premier League Player of the Year, PFA Players’ Player of the Year and many more at the club.



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