Belgium winger Eden Hazard is a man of many talents, including the ability to predict this World Cup.
As the Chelsea star prepares for his country’s World Cup semi-final with France, an Instagram post from before the tournament has resurfaced.
Hazard posted a wallchart with his predictions for this summer’s World Cup, which saw him correctly guess three of the semi-finalists, as well as getting other results right along the way.
In the round of 16 he correctly predicted that England would beat Colombia, Brazil would overcome Meixco and Uruguay’s victory over Portugal.
Then in the quarter-finals he said Belgium would get the better of Brazil, which they did, and that France would prove too strong for Uruguay.
The results of Friday’s games mean that he correctly predicted one side of the draw, whilst the other side saw him guess an England v Argentina semi-final – that did not go to plan.
And if mystic Hazard’s form continues, we could be set for a mouth-watering Belgium v England final next Sunday, let’s just hope that his prediction of the winner does not come to fruition.
Chelsea warned off in chase of Lyon midfielder by club president
Chelsea fans hoping to see their club sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele will have been disappointed if they’re reading today’s transfer news.
Football.London have quoted from Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas, where he is quoted as speaking to RMC Sport. His words there do their best to pour cold water on a potential transfer this summer.
“We have not had any offers for him,” he said. “While other clubs are interested, he will be with us next year in the middle. We must not let our best players leave.”
Ndombele is an intriguing option for Chelsea and for Spurs, who have also been linked with him. He had an exceptional breakthrough at Lyon, where he showed the potential to be a truly top class midfielder.
Chelsea clearly haven’t been put off by the experience of buying Tiemoue Bakayoko, their last big Ligue 1 midfielder, last summer.
He’s still young, and has a long way to develop. By keeping hold of him this time round, they may be getting themselves a bigger fee in the future.