Chelsea fans can rest knowing that they won’t lose Eden Hazard.
Until they win the Premier League again
Hazard had a terrible campaign last season, but he has really hit top form this time round and will only get better.
The Chelsea ace is a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge and any talk of the Belgium International leaving is taboo.
However, Eden Hazard has come out himself and speaking about ever leaving the Blues he said:
“If I ever leave, it’ll be after winning a championship,” Hazard said to The Guardian.
“You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons.
“I’m playing without pain now. Last year was complicated. Some people didn’t believe it, but I played with [a hip] injury for a long time.
“I was never 100 per cent and when you are not completely fit it’s hard to play at your best.
“But I had a good break after the Euros, a good pre-season, and was ready. Liberated, yes. It feels like that sometimes, being injury-free and if a system brings the best out of you.
“Back in March I’d spoken [to Antonio Conte] about the difficult season I’d had up to then, and what he expected of me in the year to come.
“His passion and enthusiasm for the job were obvious. I made clear I had no intention of leaving after such a poor year. I didn’t want to go out like that.”
He continued: “I’d not scored many goals, but he saw me as a goalscorer. He spoke to me about his preferred systems, the 3-4-3 or even with two up front.
“If someone had told us before the season that, if we did everything Conte asked of us, we’d have a chance to become champions again, we’d all have signed up.
“We have bought into it. This is what he wants from us and believes we need to do to achieve something special.
“The change in system has made an impact. It’s such a difficult formation to play against – I played for Belgium against [Conte’s] Italy at the Euros and, even though we saw plenty of the ball, it was so hard to break down that defensive block.
“They only conceded once from open play in five matches, and when teams come up against us now they find they don’t have many sights of goal, either. Personally, it allows me to concentrate more on the attacking parts of the game, the offensive side.”