Chelsea

Chelsea should have moved for this World Cup winner as potential Eden Hazard replacement

Chelsea should have moved for this World Cup winner as potential Eden Hazard replacement

Chelsea started the season with a bang last weekend as they dismissed Huddersfield with ease to get their Premier League campaign off to the ideal start.

The Blues, under the new management of Maurizio Sarri, put in a solid and accomplished display to put to bed some of the fears in pre-season that they had not gone hard enough in the transfer market in terms of new signings.

However, with the window remaining open for clubs across Europe, the Blues face an anxious wait to see if they can keep hold of their key men such as Willian, Eden Hazard, and Alvaro Morata.

One man who will draw particular attention is Belgian star Hazard, who is wanted by the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, and we at the Transfer Tavern think that Chelsea should have pre-empted the loss of Hazard by signing Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

The Frenchman was one of the stars of the show over in Russia this summer as Les Bleus marched to World Cup glory, and despite Griezmann saying earlier in the summer he would be staying in Madrid, there is a feeling that he could well have been tempted to move elsewhere, and Chelsea should have made their move.

Griezmann, much like Hazard, is a player of world class ability, and one of few in the world who can walk into any team, and missing out on his signing – especially if Hazard is tempted away – could well come back to haunt the Blues.

Chelsea fans, what do you think? Would you have tried to tempt Hazard? Let us know in the comments!

To Top