Not long ago, we discovered that Seattle Sounders FC and USMNT star Clint Dempsey would be joining four-time Ballon d’Or winner Leo Messi on the cover of FIFA 15 in North America. Now, EA Sports has announced that Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard will gracing the cover of the European edition alongside the aforementioned Messi.
Hazard will be joining Messi on the cover of FIFA 15 in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and (of course) the UK.
During the 2013/14 Premier League campaign, the Chelsea attacker bagged 14 goals, 7 assists and 92 chances in 35 appearances. Hazard was voted in as the PFA Young Player of the Year and into the PFA Team of the Year. He was also a hot commodity in FIFA 14 last year, accounting for 52 million digital goals scored, and being traded a whopping 780k times on the Ultimate Team market.
This FIFA 15 cover reveal coincides with EA Sports’ arrangement with the Chelsea Football Club to become its official video game partner. According to EA, this will mean a load of digital and social media goodies for Chelsea fans during the current Premier League season and for many seasons to come.
What do you think of Hazard gracing the cover of FIFA 15 with Messi? Who do you think deserved the spot more? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Source: EA Sports