Chelsea in pole position to sign World Cup hero wanted by Liverpool

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will continue to play Hazard through the middle, after confessing the 27-year-old is delighted about the role.

Last season, it was understood the Belgian did not warm to the same berth under former boss Antonio Conte.

Foxes Leicester City visit Stamford Bridge aiming to collect some points, following swelling negative reactions over Claude Puel management.

Dries Mertens would be winking with a smile on his lips because he played similar roles as Hazard until Sarri took him further upfield.

Since assuming the role the Belgium international has banged goals and laid on incredible passes turned assists.

It could change when Nabil Fekir arrives in January though. According to reports floating about, Chelsea remain keen on signing the abandoned Liverpool target in January. If he comes as reported, Hazard could see himself redeployed to his former berth at the squad, which gives him yards of space to roam and threaten his opponents.

Mixed with the gossips surrounding Fekir, the Blues could likely push for a swap deal involving stepping up to snatch Gonzalo Higuain and shipping Alvaro Morata to the San Siro.

Morata has been a liability in front of goal and the stats on how reliable he is in Chelsea has dipped to an all time low. It’s only a matter of time before he gets offloaded. January perhaps? Or maybe in the summer of 2019.