1/1/2021–|Last updated: 1/1/202112:32 PM (Makkah)
At a time when the Belgian star Eden Hazard did not provide the level expected of him with Real Madrid, after his almost permanent absence from the team due to successive injuries, the player was a blessing for his former club Chelsea even after his departure from him at the beginning of last season.
Hazard with Real is the exact opposite of what he had to attend and shine with Chelsea, since he moved to the Spanish capital at the beginning of last season, he missed more than 300 days due to injuries, and he could not play 4 consecutive matches, so what seems a simple thing has become in the case of the Belgian star an impossible task.
Since Hazard’s return from a serious ankle injury last February, he has been unable to play more than 3 matches in a row.
In just 3 months this season, Hazard – who had hopes to be the successor to No. 7 Cristiano Ronaldo – has already suffered 3 injuries, the last of which was the match in which Real Madrid suffered a painful defeat by Alaves 1-2.
Hazard has only played 6 games with Real Madrid this season, and has been absent for nearly 90 days.
Blessing on Chelsea
On the other hand, Hazard caused Chelsea to achieve unexpected financial profits in light of the Corona pandemic that affected all clubs around the world, as the club announced a profit of 32.5 million pounds ($ 44.44 million) last fiscal year despite the economic impact of the pandemic.
Chelsea said it had revenue of 407.4 million pounds in the fiscal year ending 30 June 2020, compared to 446.7 million the previous year.
He pointed out that the profits were made thanks to qualifying for the Champions League and the sale of some players, led by Hazard, who moved to Real Summer 2019 for 100 million euros ($ 122.12 million), in addition to Ola Ayna, Thomas Calach and David Luiz.
Chelsea indicated that he would have achieved record revenues and profits had it not been for the economic impact of the pandemic.
“Like a lot of business, he made clear the impact of the pandemic on Chelsea’s revenue, but the success in making profits shows how strong and stable our financial operations are,” said club president Bruce Buck.
Chelsea are sixth in the league with a score of 26 points from 16 games, and they host Manchester City on Sunday.