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Chelsea and Arsenal will play an all-English final at the Europa League showdown this week in Azerbaijan.

And speaking before the game, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has earmarked Eden Hazard as the man who could swing the match in favour of the Blues.

Chelsea might have had a bad season overall but Eden Hazard individually has been brilliant – scoring 16 goals and providing 15 assists in the Premier League alone.

“Hazard is a player of moments, defining moments,” the Spaniard boss said, as reported by El Mundo(via Football London). “It is what we have to avoid.

“Chelsea can win thanks for them, and this match winning capability we’ve only seen in Messi, Cristiano, Neymar or Salah. For me, he is in the top five players around the world.

“[Manchester] City, for example, has won its second Premier [League title], but it has done more from the collective.

“It is a more choral team, like Tottenham, despite the contribution of Harry Kane and Son.”

Eden Hazard has without a doubt been the standout player for the Blues during the 2018-19 season but many fear that the Belgian international might be playing his final game for the club.

Multiple reports have suggested that the playmaker will be moving out this summer in order to join Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.

Some rumours have also cited that Eden Hazard has already agreed on terms with the Los Blancos but the transfer will only be formally announced after the Europa League final wraps up.

Eden Hazard has been tipped to join the La Liga side for a couple of seasons now but each time the Belgian has chosen to stay back at Stamford Bridge. This time though the transfer winds are very strong and the Blues fans are hoping that their star player can deliver one final trophy before he shifts allegiances.

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