Much of the conversation surrounding Chelsea this summer looks likely to surround the futures of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois.
The duo, valued at £135m by Transfermarkt; Hazard at £90m and Courtois at £45m, are among the key men at Stamford Bridge but with the Blues looking set to miss out on next season’s Champions League, they may be in for a summer of upheaval.
There is also the possibility that Antonio Conte will leave the club but former Blues defender William Gallas has told the Italian that it need not be the end of the world if the pair do depart.
These are slightly surprising comments; the duo are among the best in the world in their respective positions and would undoubtedly be expensive and difficult to replace.
Nevertheless, Gallas seems to believe that life would go on at Stamford Bridge and the club’s fans appear to agree.
We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the Twitter reaction…
Before Hazard and Courtios, we had Lampard and Cech
After Hazard and Courtios, we'll definitely find replacements
— Giddy (@GyambrahGideon) March 19, 2018
We will cope. They are just lil above average players with their kind of mentality. If you have talent but don't have the mentality of top players then you are good as average.
— Favour Ogene (@Favour4blues) March 19, 2018
Yes, I'm sure Courtois is replaceable and they better goalkeepers to replace him with but not so sure about Eden.
— Azeez Olanrewaju A. (@Sparkseeker_10) March 19, 2018
Hazard is overrated he can go
— War Child (@warchild59903) March 19, 2018
Totally agree, we need to keep Willian and Kante as our priority
— Stuart Bennett (@StuartBennett88) March 19, 2018
Courtois? Definitely, Hazard? Possibly
— August (@Yezirbornsinner) March 19, 2018
They are both fake with no commitment to the club all they want is money
— Abiola adex (@abiolaadewale4) March 19, 2018