Ruud Gullit has asked Chelsea to show that they are capable of keeping Eden Hazard on the pitch.
He stated that the Blues will have to demonstrate that they are capable of challenging at the highest stage or risk losing Eden Hazard.
Hazard’s future at Chelsea seems to be uncertain as he was constantly linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer after they missed out on the UCL last season.
The Chelsea playmaker has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and some comments he made recently suggest that he was ready to leave Chelsea for the Bernabeu this summer.
However, Hazard is set to remain at the club for the 2018/19 season under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
He currently has two years left on his current contract and they might be forced to sell him next summer rather than lose him for free in 2020 if he fails to commit to a new contract
Gullit said in a chat with BBC Sport:
“Players want to win trophies – you know your career is short.
“Hazard came to Chelsea to win things, not just to play well and earn a lot of money, and he still wants to win trophies – major ones – now.
“Chelsea have to create that opportunity for him – if they can’t, then you cannot blame him if he does want to leave. Can they do it this season? It is too early to tell.”