Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has the ability to duplicate the lessons of Didier Drogba and Nemanja Matic.
When it comes to getting former Chelsea players back to the club, Roman Abramovich has a track record of success.
By bringing a former Chelsea player back to the club, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich might duplicate a transfer trick he employed with Didier Drogba and Nemanja Matic. Both players returned to the Blues and had excellent second stints with the club.
When Drogba netted the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, he appeared to be putting an end to an illustrious career at Chelsea.
In normal time, the former Ivory Coast attacker equalized before beating Manuel Neuer from 12 yards in a dramatic shootout.
He spent a season with Shanghai Shenhua in China before joining Galatasaray for two seasons. Drogba subsequently made a remarkable comeback to Stamford Bridge, scoring a handful of key goals in Chelsea’s Premier League-winning season in 2014-15.
Prior to the striker’s summer 2014 arrival, Drogba’s old teammate Matic made a similar return to Chelsea in January. Before spending three years with Benfica, the midfielder had only made three appearances for the Blues in 2009-10.
Matic was re-signed by Chelsea for a fee of £21 million, and he went on to become one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. With the Serbian at the base of their midfield, often alongside Cesc Fabregas, the west Londoners won two league titles.
Abramovich may also bring Chelsea hero Eden Hazard back to the club in a similar agreement.
El Nacional in Spain says that ‘informal’ talks over Hazard’s comeback have taken place.
After seeing his form plummet at Real Madrid, Abramovich is believed to believe that the 30-year-old can reclaim his standing as one of the top players in the world at Chelsea.
Since his £100 million transfer from Chelsea in 2019, Hazard has only scored five goals in 51 appearances for the LaLiga side.
The Belgium international would return to compete for one of the two slots behind striker Romelu Lukaku with Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, and Hakim Ziyech.
However, he may have already been handed a lift ahead of a possible return, with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praising Hazard prior to Chelsea’s Champions League match against Real Madrid last season.
The Blues advanced to the competition final after defeating Los Blancos 3-1 on aggregate.
In an all-Premier League match, Havertz’s goal secured a 1-0 victory. “Brinkwire News Summary.”