Chelsea Keeping Hazard was the Best Move During the Transfer Window
Eden Hazard gained a lot of interest over the summer and Chelsea fans were worried about him leaving the club. A good World Cup added to the interest, but Chelsea managed to keep hold of their Belgian superstar and they are already reaping the rewards of that early in the season. Hazard has been on fire so far for Chelsea, there is no other way to describe it and he has played a huge part in them winning all five of their opening games. After falling out of the top four last season, bringing in a new manager and going through many changes this summer no one expected too much of a turn around from Chelsea, but after five games they are top of the league.
Although last season was disappointing for the fans, there aren't too many problems at Chelsea. They don't need a big overhaul in personnel to challenge again, and keeping Hazard shows that the club intends to challenge again very soon. It would have been easy to accept an offer for him, replace him with a couple of younger players and have the excuse that they are rebuilding for a shot at the league title. Instead, they kept him, and vowed to improve quickly under Maurizio Sarri.
If you believe the Italian manager then Chelsea won't win the league this season, he has already declared it a two horse race between Manchester City and Liverpool. However, something that is very encouraging for Chelsea fans is that he doesn't believe his team fully understand how to play the way he wants them to yet, and that there is more improvement to come. Sitting top of the league after five games and knowing there is more to come is something that will really please both Sarri and the fans down at The Bridge.
Up next for Chelsea is a game against London rivals West Ham at the Olympic Stadium. With how the teams have been playing so far Chelsea should fancy their chances and it is no surprise to see them priced up as the 1/2 favourites to win the game by the bookmakers. West Ham finally picked up their first points of the season yesterday in an away win at Everton but despite that the bookmakers have chalked them up at 11/2, with the draw at 7/2. There is still some work to do, but the early signs are pleasing for Chelsea fans.