Photo: Chelsea star Eden Hazard sends heartfelt message to club chief

Eden Hazard takes to social media to pay tribute to Michel Seydoux after he stepped down as Lille president on Friday

A photo posted by Eden Hazard (@hazardeden_10) on

Eden Hazard has taken to social media to send a message of gratitude to Lille president Michel Seydoux after he stepped down from his position on Friday.

Seydoux was in charge of the Ligue 1 club when Hazard helped the French side win a league and cup double with Lille in 2010-11.

Hazard also scored 21 goals in 48 games with Lille before eventually signing for Chelsea in the summer of 2012.

Seydoux handed over to incoming Lille president Gerard Lopez on Friday and the move prompted Hazard to pay tribute to his former club chief.

Hazard posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “No great club without a great president, well done and thank you… We did it! #MerciPresident @losclive”

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Chelsea are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

The Blues head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 2-0 loss to Tottenham last week.

Hazard has already scored nine goals in the Premier League for Chelsea so far this season.

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