REVEALED: Chelsea star to inherit Eden Hazard’s former property

Eden Hazard’s departure from Chelsea this summer left fans with plenty of questions, one of the biggest of which was, who would take over the No.10 shirt? Hazard has been dazzling in his number 10 shirt since 2014, when he changed from the No.17 in the wake of Juan Mata’s departure, but who would be the worthy successor to take it on now?
Image result for eden hazard number 10Would it be young Christian Pulisic, the marquee signing of the season? He had rocked up in the No.24 for his first preseason game, which already suggested he wouldn’t.
Image result for pulisic number 22So would it be the even younger Callum Hudson-Odoi, jewel of the Academy in a symbolic sweetener to him rejecting Bayern Munich for a long-term Chelsea contract?
Image result for eden hazard number 10As it turns out, it will be neither. At least so claims the shirt’s new owner, Willian, in an interview with Fred of Desimpedidos.

 

While the viral interview might be in Portuguese, comments from Reddit and Twitter both suggest that not only did Chelsea offer Willian the No.10 shirt, but that he’s apparently decided to accept it and switch to it.
Brazil v Argentina: Semi Final - Copa America Brazil 2019Willian was Brazil’s No.10 at this summer’s Copa América (as Neymar’s injury replacement), and he also wore the number at both Shakhtar Donetsk and Anzhi Makhachkala before coming to Chelsea (The No.22 could then conceivably go to Pulisic, which was his number at Borussia Dortmund).

 

Willian’s currently in Brazil as he continues to rest and recover from the Copa as well as rehab a minor hamstring injury. He’s got some big shoes to fill now, so he’s gonna have to be in top form.