Eden Hazard: Chelsea Legend Dazzles in Skills Challenge Against YouTube Star

Eden Hazard: Chelsea Legend Dazzles in Skills Challenge Against YouTube Star

Martin Moses
updated at April 4, 2024 at 7:44 AM
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  • Eden Hazard showcased his skills yet again after his retirement
  • The ex-Lille star called it quits last year at only 33 years of age
  • He featured in a skills challenge with YouTuber, Celine Dept

Eden Hazard's early retirement last year came as a shock after the Chelsea icon chose to hang up his boots before his 33rd birthday.

His move to Real Madrid in 2019 did not turn out as expected due to constant injury issues and the rapid rise of Vinicius Junior, who kept him out of the team.

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Eden Hazard watches a match in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League on November 26, 2023. Photo by Isosport/MB Media.
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After leaving Los Blancos, the Belgian chose to quit football altogether despite interest from various clubs.

In his retirement, the two-time Premier League winner has continued to show he still has the same skills that saw him dominate English football for seven years.

Last year, Sports Brief reported that Hazard provided five assists and scored a goal in a charity match in France.

Eden Hazard shines in skills challenge

In his latest display of skills, he teamed up with YouTuber, Celine Dept, for a series of challenges. The former Lille winger won in every category.

The duo started with the crossbar challenge, with Hazard's effort hitting the inside of the bar. They then placed the ball on the byline and attempted to score from that angle.

The other challenges included top-bins, first-touches, and flinching while defending. The clip finishes with Hazard hilariously hitting Celine on the head with the ball.

@LessKay said:

"He really should have come for that last dance with Chelsea."

@Itsyourboylonii attacked Chelsea's current crop of wingers by saying,

"This Hazard would bench all wingers of Chelsea."

While @GibbaSainabou said:

"Pure football is everlasting. You don't lose technical ability."

Hazard to feature in Soccer Aid match 2024

Sports Brief also previously reported that Hazard will return to Stamford Bridge this summer when he leads the World XI in the Soccer Aid charity match.

World XI will be coached by Mauricio Pochettino for the second year in a row, despite the current Chelsea boss having mixed results in the Premier League.

England XI will be managed by another former Blue, Frank Lampard, helped by Harry Redknapp, in an event designed to raise money for children's welfare.

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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)