The weight of Eden Hazard

The Belgian lands in Madrid after revolutionizing the Premier: he was the one who participated in the most goals at Chelsea since his arrival, the one who created the most chances, the one who dribbled the most ...

"Hazard is one of the best players I've seen" . This confession of Guardiola, who faced the new player of Real Madrid up to six times (three triumphs of Chelsea with three goals of the Belgian and two City victories), credited the illusion that has caused between Real Madrid signing and gives the reason to those who qualify Hazard (28 years old) as "galactic". Beyond the leadership, the range of technical resources and their vertigo movements throughout the attack front, the former Chelsea has been an event in the Premier. The data registered by Opta reflects the impact and influence that the Belgian has had on Chelsea and in the Premier since he arrived (2012) and accurately represents what he can contribute to the new Real Madrid de Zidane.

With the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last summer (for only 100 million), Real Madrid sold goal. Very much goal. Specifically 50 on average per campaign. Zidane intends to end this drought with additions that look permanently at the rival goal. That is the case of Hazard, who is not only an extreme with a very good relationship with the goal (has scored 110 with Chelsea, the ninth best record of a player in blue history), but is an extraordinary supplier. Not in vain since his debut in 2012-13, played 353 games and directly participated in 191 goals (110 points and 81 assists), 94 more than any other Chelsea player in this period (the second in the standings is Willian, who scored 52 goals and gave 45 assists) .

The evolution of Hazard in this section is manifest. This season he intervened in 38 Chelsea goals (he made 21 and assisted 17 times), one every 102 minutes, his best record. His previous best record was recorded in 2012-13 (32, one every 141 '). To become aware of their footprint in Chelsea history, read the following data: only Lampard (237) and Drogba (159) directly participated in more goals in club history in the Premier than Hazard (139: 85 goals and 54 assists) ) .


Hazard is a constant generator of scoring opportunities for his teammates. His type of game creates spaces that allow him to filter a last pass that his teammates can take advantage of. This season, for example, has been the player of the five major European leagues that has done more assists (15) . His weight in the creation of Chelsea since he arrived, in 2012, is irrefutable: Hazard provided 595 goal opportunities (54 assists) in the Premier between August 2012 and May 2019, 208 more than any other blue player. In fact, these 595 scoring opportunities are the best number of a player in the Premier since 2012-13, ahead of players like Silva (566, 61 assists), Eriksen (547, 60 goal passes) or Özil (521) , 52) .

Con Hazard, Real Madrid has also signed daring and overflowing, qualities that the Bernabéu missed this season and have only been represented in Vinicius and Brahim. The Belgian will bring that challenging football that both hooks the Bernabéu. His dribbling statistics reflect that he is an expert in this section: he was the player who dribbled most (1,441) and completed (909) in the Premier since 2012-13, his baptism in England. That determination in his game also made him the target of the rivals: nadie suffered more fouls than he during this period (638) .

All this statistical report shows that we are facing an impressive player, as he said Guardiola, a footballer of weight in the game of his team. Zidane already has the jewel of his new project and the madridismo, a new idol.

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