Keeping either player beyond their current deals will prove even more hard if Chelsea fail to qualify for next season's Champions League and the Blues are now five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. He's in full confidence as he's playing in the best team in the Premier League this year.
City now sit 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with a record of 24 wins, three draws and one defeat bringing 75 points from 28 matches. "I like to make jokes with my friends in the tunnel but as soon as the referee blows the whistle I'm focused on the game". And improve quickly because we have other very important matches coming up and we have to get in the top four. I did my best.
At the post match interview, Conte revealed that what we saw was what he planned.
The Times report that Hazard, 27, is just one of a number of players growing frustrated with what they believe to be negativity stemming from Conte.
With Karim Benzema a pale shadow of his domineering best and Gareth Bale's tryst with injuries seeing him go in and out of the side, a lot of the goalscoring burden has fallen on Cristiano Ronaldo, who himself has rediscovered his best form only recently. Hazard continued to echo what he said after the Barcelona draw and claims it's not easy for him to win headers against big defenders. Every time he has the ball at his feet he can do something magic. I played against (Nicolas) Otamendi and (Aymeric) Laporte.More news: 'The Shape of Water' wins best picture at 2018 Oscars
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'When he's on the pitch with good players, he's one of the best in the world. But there has always been talk of him moving on.
Speaking after the game, manager Antonio Conte defended his tactics and team selection, but Hazard was of a different opinion and said that his team made wrong choices.
However, with Real Madrid looks insistently towards Eden Hazard to replace their everpresent but now aging talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea's struggles both in the league and elsewhere have only increased with the rumors.
"I think they'll have a major problem keeping him after that".