Eden Hazard So Hard To Play Against, West Ham Star Admits

Elena Summers
April 10, 2019

His Chelsea contract expires next year and the club face the prospect of having to sell him if he will not sign a new deal this summer.

But Chelsea will not back down from Hazard's £100m price tag, which is now regarded as unrealistic by Real for a player entering the final year of his contract.

Victory ensured Chelsea moved into third in the Premier League, two points clear of Tottenham and three ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal in the race for a top-four finish.

He said: 'From the technical point of view, we can't afford to lose him, ' said the Blues boss. The Dutchman ended eight years of association with Arsenal without a title to his name, although his final season in north London did procure him the Golden Boot.

"When Hazard is able to play like in the last two matches of course for the team it is easier", manager Maurizio Sarri said.

Fredericks also stressed that Hazard's ability to cut inside from wide areas and occupy positions that full-backs can not follow him into makes him a real threat to any side pitted against him.

The Belgium global slalomed past several players to score a brilliant opener midway through the first half and killed off the visitors' resistance in the 90th minute as Maurizio Sarri's men strengthened their aspirations of Champions League qualification.

The former Lille forward has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season and claimed the Silver Ball at last year's World Cup.

"I think I was a bit lucky at the end when I shot, but it was a good goal to be fair".

"He came here with his own ideas of how to play and I think we've done quite well". It seems to us that if he's just going to be a Jorginho backup, you could get one a lot cheaper - or even find one in the youth academy.

Somewhat surprised by his colleague's backing of his old rivals, Neville simply replied: "I'll agree with him!"

It was the Belgian's opener that made headlines as he weaved between five West Ham defenders to slot the ball into the back of the net. "He told me he has to decide".

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