Chelsea rounded off their season with a superb 4-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night, ensuring they picked up yet more silverware. Baku was the host for the controversial 2019 Europa League Final and despite the game being surrounded by negative headlines, it ended up being a night to remember for the Blues and Eden Hazard in particular.
The brilliant Belgian is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and since the season kicked off back in August, he's been strongly linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid. As the campaign has progressed this transfer has looked increasingly likely and after bagging a brace in Baku, he effectively confirmed that the final would be his last outing in a Chelsea shirt.
This ends 7 years of fantastic service to the West Londoners, with Hazard growing into a Premier League great during his stay. His impending departure doesn't come as a massive surprise to everyone in the football world, especially Chelsea who've been planning for the possibility of his departure for some time now.
Maurizio Sarri's men have been given a transfer ban for the next two windows which led to them making moves back in January, identifying Borussia Dortmund prodigy Christian Pulisic as someone to potentially fill the massive void left by Hazard's impending departure.
The American is only 20 years of age and he has enormous pressure on his shoulders to deliver almost instantly, such are the demands at a club as big as Chelsea. He officially arrives as a Blues player this summer and he will itching to show what he can do in the Premier League - the best league in the world. But is he capable of taking is game to the next level at the Bridge?