Eden Hazard to face his old club Chelsea, as they draw Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final
By Elle Francis
The Blues will face the Spanish Giants as Real Madrid beat Liverpool on Wednesday night at Anfield which secured them a spot in the Champions League semi-final.
Chelsea beat Porto 2-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night which put them through to their first Champions League semi-final in seven years. Porto won the second-leg by one goal to nil, but with Chelsea having two away goals from the first leg it put them through to the final four.
This means that it may be possible for Eden Hazard to play against his former club if he is fit. The Belgian star left the Blues in 2019 for Real Madrid but the plan for the big money star has not gone the way any one has expected.
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The talented star has had a number of injuries which has resulted in him making 14 appearances in all competitions this season.
As it stands, Real Madrid have confirmed that Eden Hazard will be fit to return and face his former club. The first tie will be Chelsea away to Real Madrid on Tuesday 27th April and the second-leg will be played at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday the 5th of May.
If Chelsea were to beat Real Madrid and Man City were to beat Paris Saint Germain, it will include two English clubs in the Champions League final.
When Eden Hazard left Chelsea in 2019, he stated on his social media that he “hoped that we are drawn against each other in the Champions League every season so we can meet again.” As this has now happened, Madrid fans and Chelsea fans hope to see the Belgium start for both home and away ties.
Hazard is more than likely to be one of the biggest talking points of this clash, however, it will be a big game for both clubs as it is the first clash between the two major clubs in 20 years.