Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been named as one of the ten contenders for the first Ballon d’Or for goalkeepers, the Yashin Trophy.
The Yashin Trophy was unveiled as part of the main Ballon d’Or award this year. It was announced last month by the organiser of this awarding body that the keeper’s Ballon d’Or will be given for the very first time this year.
The award is named after the Soviet international goalie Lev Yashin. He was the only goalkeeper to have won the main Ballon d’Or back in 1963.
The Spanish keeper got the 2019 Europa League at the end of the season as a Blues player. He is joined by three other goalies from the Premier League, Alisson Becker from Liverpool, Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris and Ederson Moraes from Manchester City.
Completing the list are Samir Handonovic from Inter Milan, Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, Ajax pride, Andre Onana, Juventus Wojciech Szczesny, and Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Former Chelsea player, Eden Hazard is also listed for the main Ballon d’Or award. He joined by 29 other players across the globe. If he get to win this award, he will be named as a Chelsea player as he had played during the first half of the year before leaving Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid.
Winners for the Ballon d’Or and the Yashin Trophy will be on December 2 in Paris.
Chelsea are going to miss the services of Emerson at the back. He has been ruled out for nearly a month due to an injury. The left-back was missing against Grimsby Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
The Blues have convinced 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Stamford Bridge. According to reports, the young star has agreed to a five-year contract amounting to more than £100,000 a week.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that Eden Hazard had offers to remain in the Premier League. The Belgian international moved to Real Madrid this summer in a deal which could rise to as much as £150 million.
Former Chelsea star Fernando Torres has said that he believes that Eden Hazard can become the best footballer in the world at Real Madrid. The Belgian international ended his seven-year association with the Blues this summer by putting pen to paper and signing for Los Blancos. He is expected to serve as a key player for Zinedine Zidane’s side next season with many tipping him as the direct replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who left the club during the summer of 2018.
The Europa League champions are reportedly eyeing Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho to replace Eden Hazard – if they can overturn the transfer embargo slapped against them.
Following the Europa League final, Real Madrid are expected to make a new offer to Chelsea for Eden Hazard. In the coming days, Los Blancos will most likely make a €120 million (£106 million) bid for the winger.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that losing Eden Hazard will be a big loss for the club. The Belgian looks almost certain to be joining Real Madrid this summer. He most likely played his final game for the Blues in their 4-1 victory against Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday.
Ahead of their Europa League final victory over Arsenal, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri announced that he would be sorting his future with the club after the game in Baku.
Los Blancos are keen on acquiring Eden Hazard from Chelsea. They have been vocal about their interest in the Belgian international over the past 12 months.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has urged the club to make use of young talent next season if Eden Hazard leaves the club. The future of Hazard at Stamford Bridge is the subject of speculation with the attacking maestro set to publically announce his decision after the Europa League final against Arsenal later this month.
In the midst of Eden Hazard’s move to La Liga giants Real Madrid, Chelsea are reportedly ready to fork out as much as £69 million for Federico Chiesa this summer.
Chelsea face an interesting summer transfer window. Not only are they set to face a two-window transfer ban, they might also have to part ways with attacking star Eden Hazard. Hazard has been a key player for the Blues since his arrival at the club during the summer of 2012. He has once again been arguably its best player again this season as he has gone on to score 16 goals and provide 15 assists from 37 games in the Premier League.
Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has revealed that he thinks that the Blues are the best club from London. For much of the century, the tag of London’s premier football club has been a debate between Arsenal and Chelsea. During the early 2000s, there was no doubt that it was Arsenal. The Gunners memorably went on to win the Premier League title without losing a game during the 2003/04 campaign.
Liverpool and England legend John Barnes has urged Chelsea to sell Eden Hazard this summer. Hazard’s contract with the Blues is due to come to an end at the end of next season and he has stalled on signing a new one. This essentially means that if he does not sign a new deal soon and the club decides to keep him, they could stand to lose him for a bargain fee or in the worst case scenario for free next season.
Chelsea legend and former England manager Glenn Hoddle has warned Maurizio Sarri against playing Eden Hazard as a false-nine. Sarri often used the Belgian in the position during the first half of the season due to a lack of clinical finishing from Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea coach Joe Cole believes that Eden Hazard will resist the advances of Real Madrid this summer. The Belgian’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire at the end of next season and he has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal. This essentially means that if the Belgian does not agree to a new deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge soon, the Blues will have to sell him this summer or they could risk losing one of the world’s premier players for a bargain fee next summer.
Gary Cahill’s current contract with Chelsea is due to come to an end this summer. The veteran has only featured sparingly in cup competitions so far this season and is likely to leave the Blues during the summer.
As the summer transfer market draws ever nearer, the speculation around Eden Hazard intensifies. At this stage of the season, the frenzy around the Belgian is working in Chelsea’s favour as it takes the spotlight off the fractured relationship between Maurizio Sarri and the fans. The Blues have slowly worked their way back into the top four and have managed to make vital progress in the Europa League.
Speculation is rife right now surrounding the possible move of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid. If you believe the rumours circulating, as soon as we hit the summer, a fee will be agreed and this deal will go through. Hazard is irreplaceable, but Chelsea are going to have to find a way to try and bring someone into the club to fill at least part of the hole left by the Belgian.
It now more or less looks unlikely that Eden Hazard will be remaining with Chelsea beyond this season. The Belgian international has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid. Los Blancos have been poor by their standards this season. They have a number of ageing players in their squad and also failed to secure a direct replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Juventus last summer.
Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has warned his club against selling Callum Hudson-Odoi. The youngster is rated as one of the most exciting raw talents in English football and has been linked with German giants Bayern Munich as well as Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that he does not know whether attacker Eden Hazard will remain at the club beyond this season.
Maurizio Sarri has provided an explanation regarding his decision to start both Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on the bench against Cardiff, saying they needed rest at this point of the season.
Chris Sutton reckons Maurizio Sarri’s decision to rest Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard in the win against Cardiff serves as proof the Italian should be given the sack at the end of the season.