Zola I hope Hazard will stay at Chelsea

September 18, 2019

first_imgChelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola hopes Eden Hazard will be sticking around for quite some time yet after his superb cameo against BournemouthAfter coming on as a second-half substitute, Hazard scored a late winner for Chelsea to secure them a 1-0 Carabao Cup win against Bournemouth and a spot in the semi-finals.The Belgian winger has now provided Chelsea with six assists and two goals in his last five appearances.And Zola is keeping his fingers crossed that Hazard will opt to remain at Stamford Bridge rather than seek a move to the likes of Real Madrid.“He is certainly one of the players who has given this club a lot of satisfaction,” Zola told the club website.“Considering he is only 27, hopefully he will stay longer with us and become even bigger.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I am really looking forward to seeing Eden achieving great things with the club, and to help us coaches achieve something important.”The Italian also praised fellow substitute Pedro, who’s back-heel gave Hazard the opportunity to score the match-winner for Chelsea in a difficult game.“It was a very tough game. Bournemouth are a very good team. The coaches they have do an excellent job. They gave us a really hard time,” added Zola.“We started very well in the first 20, 25 minutes, but they didn’t concede much. They closed down all the spaces well, and in the end they got stronger and stronger.“I thought the difference was the changes we made. When Pedro and Eden came on it really gave us an extra gear. We got the goal that made the difference.”Chelsea will take on London rivals Tottenham for the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup with the first leg taking place on January 7 at Wembley.last_img

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