Will Eden Hazard take Chelsea to the next level?

Belgian superstar Eden Hazard was Chelsea‘s top goalscorer last season with 17 goals and he already has nine this term.

The 23-year-old winger has been improving with every game of late and is arguably in the form of his life. So he will be looking for success with Chelsea come the end of the season.

The Blues missed out on the Premier League title last campaign and were eliminated from the Champions League in the semi-finals, but Hazard and his Chelsea teammates will be itching for success in both competitions this term.

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He played an influential role in their short Europa League campaign of 2013 as they won the trophy, but his high standards have not yet earned him any other trophy while at the club. Something that needs to change this year.

Hazard is reaping the benefits of summer signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, as their arrivals have eased the pressure heaped on him.

With Manchester City joining the Blues at the top of the Premier League over the weekend thanks to their 3-0 victory against Crystal Palace, Chelsea have to ensure they overcome the tough test of Stoke City away tonight.

Hazard scored a wonder goal against the Potters at the Britannia in 2013 and will be looking to continue his rich scoring form in the final game before Christmas.

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News out of Chelsea is that he is close to signing a bumper £250,000 a week deal to keep him at the club into the new decade, and Blues fans will certainly hope that is the case.

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Chelsea are still on the hunt for the quadruple and face Liverpool in a two-legged semi-final in the League Cup in a months time, and they will expect to go all the way in the competition to earn their first piece of silverware by March.

Hazard needs to keep on clocking up the goals and start winning titles to become one of the greatest Chelsea players ever.

With so much talk about the sensational winger from the Chelsea faithful of late, his performances have improved and he should be the man who takes Chelsea back to their glory days. Winning matches counts for nothing in the long run without trophies to show for it.

Will Eden Hazard win trophies with Chelsea this season?


Should Petr Cech seek a move away from Chelsea?

The ever-professional Petr Cech featured in Chelsea’s 3-1 League Cup victory away at Derby County last night but that is only his fifth appearance of the season.

His first team chances have been limited by the impressive, young Thibaut Courtois, who has adapted to life at Chelsea exceptionally well.

Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, had to make a difficult decision to drop the Czech Republic legend for Courtois as he risked losing him on a permanent basis after successful long-term loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

Cech has a decision to make himself on whether or not to call time on his 11-year Chelsea career.

Petr Cech has a number of personal accolades and has written himself into Chelsea folklore, with penalty saves in the FA Cup final and Champions League final (in the game and the shootout).

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He’s now in a similar position to Carlo Cudicini, the man who was a fan favourite at the club but was replaced by a young Cech in 2004.

Cech can take a lot from Cudicini’s decision to wait another three years of infrequent appearances to depart from the club, as he wanted to remain part of a history-making squad.

Cech’s Chelsea honours:

  • Premier League: 2004/05 – 2005/06 – 2009/10
  • FA Cup: 2007 – 2009 – 2010 – 2012
  • League Cup: 2005 – 2007
  • Champions League: Runner-up 2008 – Winner 2012
  • Europa League: Winner 2013
  • Chelsea’s all-time clean sheet holder

The difference between the two is that Cech has won almost everything possible with Chelsea and it could be time to seek a new challenge.

A possible destination would be Real Madrid, who have a decision to make themselves with the future of Iker Casillas still in doubt. The Spanish international has struggled for consistent form and there has been continuous speculation over where he will go next.

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A move to Madrid would see Cech link up with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, with whom he enjoyed Chelsea’s first double winning season in 2010.

To this point, Cech hasn’t expressed any desires to depart but as we know, all footballers are frustrated at a lack of playing time, especially when many refer to him as one of the five best goalkeepers worldwide.

Do you think Petr Cech should move on?