The five-and-a-half-year deal was penned earlier this afternoon and Hazard spoke to Chelsea FC’s website explaining his decision was based on the fact that he is “playing for one of the best clubs in the world” and the Belgian star expressed his desire to “help the team win trophies.”
The news will be gratefully received by Chelsea fans who have Hazard to thank for exciting football on a weekly basis and now don’t need to worry about the prospect of their skillful winger moving to another of Europe’s elite clubs.
The 24-year-old has been in blistering form this season, scoring 13 goals with 12 assists in 36 appearances. His tally last campaign was 17 and Hazard is hoping to surpass that total.
“I hope I can maybe reach 20 or 25 goals before the end of the season, that would be very good for me and the team,” he said.
The Belgian is remaining grounded and understands he is part of a team, rather than purely focusing on individual achievements.
“To be named in the Team of the Season isn’t important to me. Last season was good but we didn’t win anything, so hopefully we can change that.”
Chelsea and Hazard will have the chance to win the first of three potential trophies this season when they meet Spurs in the upcoming Capital One Cup final at Wembley at the beginning of March.
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