Eden Hazard: Chelsea Fans Honour Club Legend With Huge Banner Before Game vs Arsenal

Eden Hazard: Chelsea Fans Honour Club Legend With Huge Banner Before Game vs Arsenal

Martin Moses
October 22, 2023 at 6:34 AM
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  • Eden Hazard was honoured by Chelsea fans after his retirement from football
  • The Blues faithful unveiled a huge banner of their former star player on October 21
  • Hazard is undoubtedly one of Chelsea's greatest-ever players in their history

Chelsea fans sent a beautiful tribute to Eden Hazard days after the player announced his retirement from professional football.

Hazard announced he was leaving the game aged 32 years old on October 10 2023, in an emotional message on his Instagram handle.

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Chelsea fans show Eden Hazard's banner ahead of their Premier League clash against Arsenal on October 21. Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC.
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In the statement, the Belgian revealed that he had lived his dream, thanking everyone he had interacted with in his illustrious career.

Eden Hazard's career

In his 16-year journey as a footballer, his best moments came during his seven-year stint in West London, where he not only became Chelsea's best player but the Premier League's most potent and revered attacker.

Known for his quick feet and dribbling skills, the former Lille player graced the pitch with such determination and poise, winning multiple titles in England.

Ahead of their game against Arsenal on October 21, Chelsea fans flew the Belgian's banner written;

"Eden Hazard, a true Chelsea great."

It was this fixture that produced arguably the best goal of Hazard's career when he ran the half-length of the pitch, putting off Arsenal defenders to score the beautiful solo goal in 2017.

He won two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues and one FA Cup and the Carabao Cup during his time at Chelsea.

The Blues, now under Mauricio Pochettino, went on to throw away a 2-0 lead to draw with the Gunners 2-2. They are now 10th with 12 points.

How Mourinho predicted Hazard’s possible early retirement

Sports Brief also reported on Mourinho’s sentiments about Hazard's career from eight years ago resurfacing after the Belgian’s retirement announcement.

The former Chelsea superstar called it quits on a lucrative professional football career on October 10, after his contract at Real Madrid was ripped up.

Hazard joined Los Blancos in 2019 from the Blues for £89 million but ended up making just 54 appearances for the Spanish giants during a troubled spell.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)