Chelsea players are waiting to find out what happens to them as the club look for a new owner and Eden Hazard will miss out on the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
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Chelsea’s future is still very high as they are looking for a new owner and what happens next to the players is as important as what happens in the meeting room.
But the prospect of the Belgian facing his former side was dealt a major blow following the defeat, Madrid have announced.
Meanwhile, four contenders to buy Chelsea have been listed as they enter the next phase of club buying.
This is Mirror Football’s latest Chelsea titles.
Chelsea squad analysis
Chelsea have a number of players out of contract in the summer and with the current restrictions, the Blues will not be able to offer them a new contract.
For those who will stay next season, it is still possible that the new owner will keep an eye on the squad and choose to switch from players as part of a refresh of things at Stamford Bridge. While there will be players who are considered key members of the Chelsea dressing room, no matter who buys the club.
From goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and defender Marcos Alonso, to midfielder Ross Barkley and striker Timo Werner, every player will be judged.
Hazard’s Madrid Shot
Real Madrid star Eden Hazard will not face his old club Chelsea when the two teams meet in the UEFA Champions League.
The quarter-finals in April gave the Belgian the chance to face the team he spent seven years playing for, winning domestic and European leagues and cups. However, Hazard will not be available after the injury returned and forced surgery.
Hazard left Stamford Bridge to join Madrid in 2019 but has struggled to score and play due to injury.
Chelsea Buyer Profile
As Chelsea continued to look for a new owner, four candidates were shortlisted.
Roman Abramovich was forced to part ways with the club he bought in 2003 after being accused of having ties to the Russian president. Vladimir Putin. Potential new owners have all submitted bids and are moving on to the next stage of negotiations, partly handled by commercial bank Raine.
From NBA franchise owners to MLB franchise owners, here are the candidates looking to buy the club.