"I won’t go" - Eden Hazard confirms Chelsea stay

Tanya Simon
August 20, 2018

Eden Hazard again started on the bench for Chelsea as he continues his return to fitness following an extended break after the World Cup. "In the first 25 minutes, we did really very well".

"I think it's normal". "I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea".

Sarri will no doubt work on Chelsea's defensive deficiencies in training this week and he also took the opportunity to announce another, more personal attempt at improvement. "In the other 15 it was better to smoke, I think", Sarri, who is a heavy smoker, said. It was important for me after three years without continuity of play in Madrid, to find a team and coach that want me, and that happened in Chelsea.

It is unclear whether Sarri was joking, but his dependence on nicotine remains, as he is seen on the touchline using alternatives to smoking, such as putting a piece of plastic in his mouth to distract from the craving. "I think today is for not happy with the result, but the next matches to prepare well".

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He is part of the team, and it is important now for us to be a team in all aspects of the game, full of great players as Gareth. Diego Costa and Co. exposed Real Madrid defensive problems and punished them for the mistakes they made.

The 26-year-old completed a £57m deal to Chelsea FC from Napoli to follow in the footsteps of Maurizio Sarri. "We lost distances, we were not able to press".

"Many things have been said". "We moved the ball very quickly, fast, we played vertical balls and we did really very well".

He was unhappy with a blip at the end of the first half which allowed Arsenal back into the game and which he described afterwards as "horrible". But, at the other moments, when we are not able to press in the other half, we are in trouble. We started to work all together just two weeks ago, so my target now is to play 90 minutes like we played our first 25.

While the main point of focus was telling Chelsea fans the city was blue, it was his more poignant message of telling Blues that he will see them next week at Newcastle, when Sarri's side travel to St James' Park to take on the Magpies.

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