2. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
Roman Abramovich has always wanted Chelsea to be a lively, attractive attacking team. But for some reason he re-hired Jose Mourinho despite Mourinho’s past insistence on defensive football. But, in essence the Russian billionaire has always wanted Chelsea to be an attacking team. That is why coaches like Andre Villas Boas and Carlo Ancelotti who were known for attacking football were given chances at Chelsea.
Now, my point is, Abramovich will simply not want Hazard to leave Chelsea FC as Hazard provides Chelsea with the attractive beautiful attacking football that Roman so deeply desires. If Hazard were to leave, Chelsea would lose one of their main attacking threats.
Reports suggest that Abramovich will provide Conte with £200m to spend in the summer to reinforce his squad for Champions League football. A key part of the re-build or should we say minor tweaks will be built around Hazard as the number 10 at Chelsea.
Additionally, reports suggest that Chelsea manager has told Abramovich that he does not want Hazard to be sold.
Abramovich has the money and the influence at the club to persuade the Belgian to stay at Chelsea FC. Abramovich will be very eager to keep his manager happy considering the results he’s produced for Chelsea.
The Russian owner wants to compete for the Champions League next season and would like to even win it. To do that, you can’t sell your best players. Roman will know this and will be prepared to offer Hazard a lucrative new contract to keep him at Chelsea. I believe The Chelsea owner will have a large part in whether Eden goes or stays.