Is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard worth more than entire Leicester team?

Eden Hazard is worth more than the whole of the Leicester team, according to a leading fantasy football manager site

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is worth more than the whole of the Leicester City team combined, according to a leading fantasy football manager site.

The Foxes’ starting team for their victory against Burnley would fetch £28.34m compared to Hazard’s market value of £42.24 on Football Fanager – a price based on real transfer values across Europe using Opta stats.

And if you believe Chelsea manager’s Jose Mourinho’s valuation that his star is worth £100m ‘for each leg’, then it could be a choice between one Belgian superstar at £200m or almost four entire Leicester squads. The Foxes’ squad combined stands at £56.36m.

Leicester face Chelsea at the King Power stadium on Wednesday hoping to upset the odds and ease their relegation worries. However, they’ll face a Blues team that could be worth more than £260m, based on their starting XI against Arsenal last Sunday.

Looking closer at the statistics, it seems that money does buy happiness. The same 11 Chelsea players represent a tasty 7.8 Football Fanager points per £million of transfer value, while a struggling Leicester XI averages just 4.5 points per £million.

In fact, there are 17 Chelsea players who have amassed more points than Leicester’s best performer, Leonardo Ulloa, who has managed 74 points compared to Hazard’s 276.

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