Eden Hazard to return to Stamford Bridge eight months after his retirement

The former Belgian international will make a return to Stamford Bridge this weekend as part of the Soccer Aid match, according to the most recent Chelsea news.

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The former Belgium international played for Chelsea for seven years in total before departing in the summer of 2019 to join Real Madrid. He made 352 appearances throughout that period, helping the team with 85 assists and 110 goals.

This weekend, Hazard will make his Chelsea comeback as a member of the Rest of the World team playing in the Soccer Aid charity match. In order to raise money for UNICEF, teams of celebrities and former professionals compete against one another in this game.

Over £90 million has been raised for the charity in previous tournaments. An England XI plays a World XI in this match.

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Among the celebrities are Danny Dyer, Lee Mack, Usain Bolt, and Sir Mo Farah. In the world XI, Hazard will play with Petr Cech, Michael Essien, and Jon Obi Mikel, three more Chelsea greats.

It appears that Hazard is devoting a lot of time to his game preparation. He posted a photo of himself on a bicycle on a mountain to Instagram with the message, “Climbing to the top.”

Frank Lampard, a former midfielder for Chelsea and current manager, will be leading the England squad in this encounter. Joe Cole and Gary Cahill are among the players he will be leading.

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Upon announcing his involvement in the match, Hazard said: “I spent seven years [at Chelsea], the best memories of my football career.”

“I met great players, not just inside the team but also outside the club. It was seven years of pure happiness.

“When you leave, you always feel a bit sad – but this club is always in my head. It’s going to be at Stamford Bridge with friends, so it is going to be a great night.”

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.