There is a lot of worry around Chelsea fans that Eden Hazard might get his head turned and that he could leave the club this summer.
Six years ago last Monday the Belgian joined from Lille and ever since has been one of the starring men for the Blues over that time, and once again showed in the FA Cup final win over Manchester United his real worth with the penalty win and netting the spot-kick.
However, Hazard is now 27 years old and faces the prospect of not playing Champions League football next season after Chelsea failed to get into the top four of the Premier League.
That has left many Chelsea fans worried about the prospect of losing Hazard with Real Madrid having been the main club sniffing around the Belgian with a potential signing.
The other worry is the manager situation and the two areas could well be interlinked when it comes to Hazard staying at the Blues. Last season, Hazard was critical of the way that Chelsea played against Manchester City as Antonio Conte used him as the main striker and he hardly had a sniff in the whole game.
Conte’s defensive tactics sometimes didn’t get the best out of his talisman and the worry for some is that if Conte does see out the last year of his contract then Hazard might not be willing to stick around.
The Belgian has two years left on his current contract, but there is one man that Chelsea could employ to guarantee that Hazard signs a new contract with the club.
That means the France legend is a free agent and will no doubt want to be snapped up by a club somewhere, while Chelsea are looking for a way to replace Conte as well.
At the moment, names such as Laurent Blanc, Maurizio Sarri and Luis Enrique have emerged as front runners, while Zidane has been rarely linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
However, such is Hazard’s adoration for the World Cup winner that if Zidane did become the new head coach of the Blues that there would be a massive chance Hazard would sign a new deal.
The adoration certainly goes the other way as well. “After Messi and Ronaldo, Hazard is my favourite player. It is spectacular to see him play,” Zidane said back in 2015.
“Do I see him going to Real Madrid? I love the player, that’s all I will say.”
In fact, it has been reported that Zidane fell out with Madrid president Florentino Perez over the chief’s unwillingness to pursue Hazard and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.
There is a massive summer of uncertainty around Chelsea at the moment and Hazard’s future, along with that of Thibaut Courtois, is one of the pressing matters.