“ It’s always good to play against my friends, but now I’m at Madrid so I just want to win, but yes it’s always good to see some friends again “. Those were the words of Eden Hazard yesterday after he played against Chelsea for the first time since leaving Stamford Bridge.
The moment that touched was seeing the trio of Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thibaut Courtois hook up after the final whistle. This was one of the moments we could only get from Cobham, Chelsea's training ground. But those days are gone forever.
Hazard is now expected to have a more welcoming atmosphere at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea host real Madrid in the second leg. Even Chelsea fans would like to see him play from the start.
As much as hazard would receive a warm welcome, I don't think the same could be said about his compatriot, Thibaut Courtois. The goalkeeper left on a not too good ground at Stamford Bridge.
He actually forced a Chelsea transfer after he stopped training with the Chelsea squad on the back of his amazing performances at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Chelsea just had no choice but to grant his sale.
His departure obviously led to Chelsea's panic purchase of Kepa Arrizabalaga for a whooping 71 million pounds. Outrageous for a goalkeeper, right. Chelsea just had to get into that rush such that Kepa made his Chelsea debut the third day he got signed.
There's obviously a lot to look forward to in the second leg at Stamford. The pressure piles up more as it gets closer.
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