Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly says the Blues would be able to replace Eden Hazard, if he decided to leave for Real Madrid
The Belgian attacker has been linked with a possible transfer to the Spanish capital, but the former Blues defender says it would pose no problem to Chelsea to find a replacement.
According to GOAL, the Belgian winger recently matched Gianfranco Zola’s 80-goal record for the Blues and, having now fully recovered from injury, is once again an integral part of Antonio Conte’s starting XI.
It comes as no surprise as he has been linked with Real Madrid, and Desailly is of the opinion that the Blues would be able to manage without their superstar, saying that they have figured it out previously when Didier Drogba left the club.
“We are still in the season, no player is more important than the club. Even when Drogba left, one of the great players, the spirit of the club continued. They continued to win,” he told GOAL.
“We will be sad if Hazard has to go but I am sure that Roman Abramovich is still passionate about the club. He will bring in another player that can allow the club to be at the same level again.”
The former Blues defender said Chelsea have to find a way to recover from their loss last weekend, and claimed all of their players need to perform, not only Hazard.
“Chelsea lost to West Ham recently so the side is not in the best shape. They need to use the league to psychologically recover from this defeat and be in good shape come February when the Champions League starts [again].”
“Hazard is in form and scoring goals so Chelsea need it all to come together collectively to be at a high level when they face Barcelona,” Desailly explained.