Believe This is a Goodbye to Chelsea: Hazard After Europa Win
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Europa League Final  match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Europa League Final match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday(Photo: AP)

Believe This is a Goodbye to Chelsea: Hazard After Europa Win

Eden Hazard said on Wednesday that his Europa League-winning performance against Arsenal was probably his goodbye to Chelsea.

The Belgian, who scored twice in the 4-1 final victory, says “I think this is a goodbye but in football you never know.”

Hazard has been widely linked with Real Madrid and said in a TV interview on the field straight after the game that "my dream was to play in the Premier League. I did this for seven years for one of the biggest clubs in the world. Maybe it's time for a new challenge."

Hazard scored twice in the final and says “we controlled the game and I’m just happy to lift this trophy with the boys.”
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Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud tore apart Arsenal in the space of 23-second half minutes to give Chelsea a 4-1 to win in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Against the backdrop of many empty seats in faraway Azerbaijan, Chelsea took control of the London derby in the 49th minute when Giroud met Emerson’s pass with a diving header into the net.

Pedro found space in the penalty area in the 60th to stroke in a cut-back pass from Hazard, who soon made it 3-0 from the penalty spot after Ainsley Maitland-Niles shoved Giroud in the box.

Two minutes after coming off the bench, Alex Iwobi punished Chelsea for a poor clearance with a volley from the edge of the box to make it 3-1.

But Arsenal’s hopes of a comeback were swiftly extinguished when Hazard and Giroud teamed up for a one-two which ended with Hazard knocking the striker’s flicked cross past goalkeeper Petr Cech.

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