Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard has planned to force Chelsea to sell him to Real Madrid by refusing to sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. It is my future. "But it is clear that it is not a good situation for me". I don't want to lie today.
Ross Barkley poked home to double the advantage following Willian's second-half free-kick, before Hazard laid on a stoppage-time third for substitute Alvaro Morata. "I am really in the game, I am playing good football at the moment".
"I saw the game against Liverpool and I thought Chelsea were at full pelt to stay in that game".
"I don't know if I've played better [than I am at the minute], I'm just playing good football because we [Chelsea] are playing good football". It is being reported that the west London club is vying to tie him down for a new five-year deal worth £300,000 a week.
Yet worryingly for Chelsea, Hazard once again conceded that Real Madrid are a "dream" destination. It is my dream since I was a kid. "It is not like, if I go I am happy, and if I stay that I am unhappy".
"I am happy and I don't need anything". There was summer talk of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe being their preferred "Galactico" to build the team around; at 26 and 19, respectively, both Paris St Germain players are younger than Hazard. A lot of pass and move.
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But I don't think about [the abuse] because even, if that happens, being so young, maybe it affects him, maybe it doesn't. Arsenal are improving under Unai Emery, and have won six league games on the bounce to move into the top four.
Even if it works, Chelsea's calculated risk could have unintended consequences.
Since the arrival of 59-year-old Maurizio Sarri and the introduction of new style of play at Chelsea, Hazard has continually replicated some of the classical moves on the pitch usually, associated with the likes of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juve's Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Ultimately, though, the final decision belongs to Hazard, and his power is growing.
The striker was asked whether his teammate would fit in at Real, to which he said: "You can put him anywhere".
Chelsea fans need to start seeing more from Giroud - who earns £120,000-a-week, according to spotrac.com - and Southampton could be the ideal opponent for him to rediscover his goalscoring touch.