After Chelsea won the Europa League thanks to Eden Hazard’s performance, Cesc Fabregas agrees that he can win the Ballon d’Or.
The only problem is that the Spanish midfielder also thinks that Eden cannot win this accolade at Chelsea, the only option for him is Real Madrid.
The Catalan midfielder is one of those fortunate players who has shared the stage with some of the best players in modern football history.
His first-ever major experience with true legends came at Arsenal FC, a club in which he shared the locker room with the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
Fabregas always kept the hope to someday return to FC Barcelona, which is his childhood club.
When he finally fulfilled his wishes, Cesc reunited with Lionel Messi and played with him for three seasons.
During his youth academy years, the AS Monaco player was part of an incredible generation of players who were born in 1987.
Leo Messi, Gerard Pique, and Fabregas shared many great moments during their childhood while growing in the Barcelona academy.
By the time he returned to the club under manager Pep Guardiola, Fabregas was able to win La Liga alongside his two great friends.
Cesc Fabregas: “I don’t think Chelsea, right now, cna give what Hazard deserves. There’s a ceiling at Chelsea and I know Eden says he doesn’t care about the Balón d’Or but deep down he does and at Real Madrid he can win it and he can win the Champions League.” [bt sport] pic.twitter.com/s79aT6a6My
— SB (@Realmadridplace) May 29, 2019
Cesc missed some of Chelsea’s biggest legends.
English football had Cesc Fabregas completely enamored, which is why he decided to return in 2014.
By the time he arrived, Eden Hazard was already the club’s main star and Fabregas missed the best years of Frank Lampard, John Terry, and Didier Drogba.
However, this small detail didn’t stop Cesc from pointing out that Eden Hazard is the most talented player in the club’s history.
This is a big statement considering the level of players who won many important trophies at Chelsea.
Perhaps the Belgian international can be compared on the same level as both Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, but perhaps not above them.
If Eden Hazard does win the Ballon d’Or when he plays at Real Madrid, then we can start talking about this controversial Cesc Fabregas statement that he made right after the final in Baku.
For now, all we can do is appreciate that Eden Hazard leaves a very important legacy at Chelsea but he simply didn’t reach a level that was good enough for the Blues to win another Champions League.
Cesc Fabregas even dared to compare Hazard with the likes of Lionel Messi after this performance, we think he might be overreacting a little bit.
"I don't think Chelsea can give him what he deserves."
"There is a ceiling he can go much higher than."
"He can win the Ballon d'Or at Real Madrid."
Cesc Fabregas says now is definitely the time for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea… pic.twitter.com/XzvmdCbAFQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 29, 2019
Where we do agree with the Catalan player, is that the Belgian star does have the talent to possibly win the Ballon d’Or at Real Madrid.
“I cannot say he will be the best or important player in Chelsea’s history. But talent wise, definitely, for sure he’s the most talented player that Chelsea have ever had,” Cesc told BT Sport.
“I played with him for five years. When I first joined Chelsea I said he’s our Messi. He proved me right. Unfortunately, I don’t think Chelsea at this moment can give him what he deserves,” he added.
“In terms of potentially winning absolutely everything, and even talking about the Ballon d’Or…”
“I know he says he doesn’t mind about it, but deep down he does. He really wants to win the Champions League.”
“I think that there is currently a ceiling at Chelsea and he can go so much higher than this ceiling at a club like Real Madrid because these clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona, now Manchester City, Bayern Munich – always come back.”
“They will have terrible seasons at Real Madrid, but they will be back. No doubt about it.”
— Singh (@PBX1_ChelseaFC) February 8, 2019
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