News that Eden Hazard was out of Chelsea’s game at the Stadium Of Light was a blow for Chelsea fans, and equally disappointing for more than 1,500,000 fantasy football managers who had the winger in their team.
It doesn’t take much to upset the delicate balance of fantasy football.
Eden Hazard will be missed in GW16:
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Some were prepared for such eventualities, with substitutes ready to come to the rescue.
No Hazard means quite a few will have a Bournemouth defender OR Williams coming off the bench #fpl— The Football Index Investor (@theFIinvestor) December 14, 2016
For others it created chaos.
Fantasy PL managers: pic.twitter.com/M1RCDe7ZjR
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 14, 2016
Some clung to unlikely outcomes.
Capoue in for Hazard. I'll take him scoring the 1 in a 10-1 win for City.— FPL Pringle (@FPLPringle) December 14, 2016
But for others there was not a silver lining.