Transfer rumor: How Chelsea could line up if Hazard returns.
Real Madrid would be open to allowing Eden Hazard to leave the club amid links with a return to Chelsea, according to the latest transfer reports.
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You’ll recall that the Belgian International made the switch to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2019 which saw the Blues collect a substantial fee through the base transfer and other add-ons.
Since his move to the Los Blancos side, the 30-year-old hasn’t been able to fulfill his potentials and a possible return to Chelsea is reportedly being talked about.
Eden Hazard is still a very quality player if he manages to keep fit. Chelsea has no wingers that can create adequate chances for the striker, as such, Hazard will be a major upgrade in this aspect.
Chelsea’s gaffer Thomas Tuchel also seems to be a fan of the Belgian star. Back in April, he was quoted as saying, “He is a top-quality player and a key player for many years at this club and this league, the hardest in the world.”
In this article, Let’s consider a possible way the Belgian could fit into Chelsea’s system of play.
Thomas Tuchel could keep using his favored ‘3-4-3’ formation as it could accommodate the Belgian star.
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The defensive setup isn’t expected to be altered. The trio of Trevor Chalobah, Thiago Silva, and Antonio Rudiger could occupy the defensive spots with Edouard Mendy lining up between the sticks.
As for the positions in the middle of the park, Kante and Jorginho could continue their ‘pivotal’ role with Reece James and Ben Chilwell assisting from the wings.
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Romelu Lukaku is undoubtedly a starter in the ‘No.9’ spot. The duo of Eden Hazard and Hakim Ziyech could provide more spaces for him through the left and right wings.
Here’s how the possible lineup could look like: