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Eden Hazard – Premier League’s New Wonderboy?

Majed Ul Huq August 27, 2012 English Premier League, Leagues No Comments
Eden Hazard – Premier League’s New Wonderboy?

He is known for his creativity, speed, and technical ability, and also known as a defender’s nightmare. No! I didn’t mean Ronaldo or Messi. He is Premier League’s new Wonderboy and Chelsea’s Number 17 – introducing Eden HAZARD. 

Hazard was expected to choose between City and United, but Chelsea made a late bid and successfully signed the Belgian International. So why did he choose Chelsea? The blues secured sixth spot last season at the Premier League, and knew that they would need more than just money to sign the playmaker. He would have easily ended up at Old Trafford if Chelsea hadn’t lifted the Champions League trophy last season. He wanted to play more matches which the club also agreed upon. Therefore good money, more matches, and playing at the Champions League for the defending Champions was quite a lucrative deal for the young Belgian. So how could he say ‘No’ to that?

Before the season kicked off, many believed that Hazard would be a failure at Chelsea. But he didn’t take much time to prove them wrong. He has only played 4 matches till now for the club (including the FA Community Shield), and has already made a significant contribution with four assists, one goal and winning two penalties. Having contributed in 87.5% of the goals Chelsea scored this season, Hazard has also won three back-to-back Man of the Match awards in the Premier League.

So how is Eden Hazard so awesome? Well, it’s in his gene – Seriously! His whole family is into football. His dad was a semi-professional footballer and played in defensive midfield position, while his mom played as a striker in the Belgian Women’s First Division. Hazard (21) chose to play in neither of the aforementioned positions, but in between – that is the central attacking midfield and on the wings – just like his younger brother Thorgan (19), who has also joined Chelsea this season following his older brother’s footsteps. His other two brothers, Kylian (16) and Ethan (7), are also playing football in youth academies of Lille and Tubize.

Eden Hazard has made a brilliant start to his career and surely has more in stock for the critics. And finally, I couldn’t resist from cracking this joke, but this transfer is turning out to be “Hazardous” for the other clubs! I see him as the top contender of Premier League Player of the Year. He is a Wonderboy and may someday give the old debate a real boost with the critics questioning: “Who’s better? Ronaldo, Messi or Hazard?”. Before I sign out of this article, I would like to say: Good ‘Bye’ Critics and Good ‘BUY’ Mr. Abramovich.

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