In a thrilling Premier League match on Monday, Chelsea eased past West Ham United 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge and putting up a show, was none other than Eden Hazard. The Belgian was at his brilliant best in the match by scoring both the goals for the home side to take them to third position on the points table.
With another majestic performance, the rumours of the Belgian’s transfer to Real Madrid fueled up once again.
Madrid’ manager Zinedine Zidane is a big admirer of the playmaker’s amazing skills with the ball and with the kind of season the Spanish giants are having at the moment, the transfer is looking more imminent than ever. However, Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri doesn’t want the star player to leave the club.
After the match, Sarri was all praise for Hazard and said it’s impossible to replace him because of the level he has set for himself.
“I think a big performance from the team, [Eden] Hazard, of course, played a wonderful match,” Sarri said post-match.
“He scored an incredible goal, the first goal is really an incredible goal. When Hazard is able to play like he has in the last two matches for the team, of course, it’s easier.
“From the technical point of view, no [can not afford to lose Hazard], not at the moment.
“Also, because it is impossible to find another Hazard. At the moment there isn’t another Hazard, the level is so high.”
No player in the Premier League has been involved in more goals this season than Hazard as he has scored 16 goals and assisted 12 till now. The second on the list is Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero with 19 goals and 7 assists.
Chelsea are right now on third on the points table in Premier League where they have stiff competition with London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal to maintain the position.
In the Europa League, the Blues are the biggest title contenders at the moment. In the quarterfinals, Sarri’s Blues face SK Slavia Prague on Friday at Stamford Bridge for the first leg.