Why Hazard should be Premier League's best player not Salah - Herrera

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

"I think it is not my last game", Hazard, who will be a key player for Belgium at the World Cup in Russian Federation, said.

There is no underestimating how good Eden Hazard has been for Chelsea.

Antonio Conte appears to have paid for the club's miserable Premier League title defence with his job, and Hazard has told the club he could be off too if they don't recruit players who are capable of turning the Blues into challengers again.

The Blues must bounce back following their fifth-place finish, and long-term Real Madrid target Hazard, whose current deal expires in 2020, has said: "I'm waiting for new players next season". It's something big, so I need to think about a lot of things.

"I'm waiting for new players next season", he said, when asked what would convince him to commit his future to Chelsea. "I want good players because I want to win the Premier League next season". It's more important for me as I've never won this one [the FA Cup].

The season has been a disappointing one for Chelsea despite the fact that they are to feature in the FA Cup final against Manchester United on Saturday.

"... I think the FA Cup final is not my last game for Chelsea. One thing I'm sure is that I'm happy here".

Hazard announced his arrival at Chelsea after their memorable Champions League win six years ago.

The Belgian was unable to help Chelsea retain their Premier League title at the just concluded EPL season where Manchester City emerged champions.

'We have one game to play and then we will see what happens at the end of the season or for the new season. Saturday is a massive game. 'We are just focusing on the game now. After the World Cup we will be... "At the moment we have nothing". So the season has been bad.

"Trophies are important. Premier League, Europa League, Champions League". I hope this year is for me and for Chelsea. "That's why we need to be ready". "We will give everything".

Jose Mourinho handed Herrera the unenviable task of man-marking Hazard during United's 2-0 win against Chelsea at Old Trafford last April and the Spaniard won man of the match for his performance.

Hazard added: "We know how he will play".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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