Eden Hazard provided a massive boost to Chelsea by signing a new five and a half year contract with the London club.
This finally brought an end to rumours that he would move back across the Channel to play for Paris St Germain.
Despite being a Belgian by birth,Hazard has spent a lot of time in French football with the likes of Lille. Even when he was at Lille, there were rumours about the 24-year-old joining a top French club like Paris St Germain or Marseille. However, there were not many clubs that could afford his £ 32 million transfer fee back in 2012.
No matter which club you support in the English Premier League, there are some players whom you have to like. You just have to because they are such nice lads. Branislav Ivanovic is one of them.
You would very rarely see the Serbia International taking a swipe at some rival player or making a controversial statement about anyone.
He remains away from all that. He very quietly does his job for Chelsea. He doesn’t get praised often enough. He is a defender and defending can be a thankless job sometimes. You get noticed only when you have a bad day.
Landon Donovan hanged up his boots a few weeks ago as the American forward decided that he had done enough in his career and at the age of 32, his official retirement was confirmed by the player himself but even though he has already retired it has not stopped him from continuing to receive awards.
The six time MLS Cup Champion Landon Donovan was given the ‘’Lifetime Achievement Award’’ during the inaugural Univision Sports Awards which was aired a few days ago.
The MLS Commissioner Don Garber gave Donovan the trophy.
As we look back at 2014, there have been some huge transfers involving Premier League clubs over the past 12 months and it looks as though the New Year is going to be no different.
From those clubs battling it out for the Premier League title to those sides fighting it out at the bottom of the table, January will be an interesting month in England's top tier.
US soccer star Landon Donovan failed to lift the MLS Supporters' Shield, in what will be his final season in the game, after LA Galaxy suffered a defeat against Seattle Sounders in the final. It would have given him a shot at his second trophy of the season.
Now, Donovan will be focusing his entire effort on lifting the MLS cup. Regarded as one of the best American players to have ever graced the game, Donovan announced that he will be retiring from all forms of football at the end of the season. He has been in and out of the game over the last few years after suffering from burnout.