Hazard ‘happy’ to finish career at Chelsea if Madrid move doesn’t happen

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Football news - Eden Hazard 'happy' to see out career with Chelsea

"I think they will be able to play".

It was put to Hazard on Belgium duty that every Ballon d'Or victor since 2008 has played in Spain, and he jokingly replied that he wants to join Madrid to put himself in position to be regarded as the world's best player.

The Blues host the three-time European champions in a Matchday 9 league clash on Saturday lunchtime and the Spanish worldwide star is available for selection after recovering from injury.

"History says that when Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion".

Hazard has been instrumental in Chelsea's unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri, scoring eight goals in all competitions, as the Blues sit joint top of the Premier League alongside Manchester City and Liverpool.

"I would love to have him at Manchester United", said Mourinho, whose side trail joint-leaders Chelsea by seven points.

Chelsea are set to be without Ross Barkley after he picked up a knock while playing for England in midweek while Ethan Ampadu is also out with a knee problem sustained playing for Wales.

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After an outstanding World Cup, Hazard has fired Chelsea to joint top in the Premier League table.

'I don't know what to say, ' chuckled the Italian.

"I love the fans - I think the fans love me".

"I think it was like last season against Man City, when we had nothing to lose, we were already 2-0 down and we just think: 'Guys, come on we can not lose, we are at home and need a reaction'".

"I think he has the opportunity to do more". "A couple of weeks ago, I would have said he was the best player in the world, but then Messi put in that performance against Tottenham at Wembley".

"You play against the best players, you play against a big club, a big story. In the last three days I have seen him very well in training, very very well".

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