After seven years and many highs and lows, Eden Hazard is finally leaving Chelsea this summer transfer window and beginning a new adventure with Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid.
The sale of the 28-year-old will leave the Blues in a spot of bother, unable to sign any players for the next two transfer windows due to a ban imposed by FIFA, unless of course they can get it overturned.
But the focus at the moment is very much on the player and his highly successful time at Stamford Bridge, filled with domestic and European trophies and even finishing on a high in the UEFA Europa League final against London rivals Arsenal. Today we look at the stats that led to Hazard at last earning his big move away.
As you can see from the above infographic containing stats obtained from WhoScored, 2018/2019 was an incredibly strong Premier League season for the Belgium skipper.
He only missed one match (appearing in the other 37) and notched an incredible 16 goals for a side that barely scraped into the top four.
But it is his 15 assists that perhaps catch the eye the most, the most in the division for the entire campaign.
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Hazard’s impact for the Pensioners at various points in the Premier League campaign is displayed by a mind-boggling 14 Man of the Match awards, as decided by Whoscored.
And just how much the footballing genius has been able to create consistently is shown by his average of 2.5 key passes per game, his intent by 2.8 shots per game.
It’s these figures that have elevated Hazard to being a must-have for the likes of Real Madrid and when coupled with his contract situation, it’s easy to see why the Spanish giants finally coughed up the cash this summer.