Blue flags flailed in the wind, in an atmosphere that reeked of sweat and tears at Anfield after Eden Hazard rifled a late minute winner to send Chelsea through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
The sensational Belgian has flourished so well under new boss Maurizio Sarri since the Italian succeeded Conte as the gaffer at Chelsea.
Hazard reached a tally–six goals in all competitions–one he didn’t hit until the tag end of the first half of last season.
Fitting seamlessly under more than three different managers shows how much of a charm the Belgian international is. But what’s worrisome is that Chelsea have yet to cajole the forward into penning down an extended deal.
The playmaker is contracted at Chelsea for the next two seasons, but was heavily linked to Real Madrid this season.
While that definitely bothers the big pool of Chelsea faithfuls, the 27-year-old is not bothered. Hazard just wants to keep on going, to keep on scoring for the Blues. That of course, is not bad. But he did gave off some hints that that could happen.
When asked about signing to stay more years, he said: I haven’t signed a contract. Not yet. Not yet.”
Then he added, “It is a pleasure to be there. I just want to keep going. I am the same player as two years ago, three years ago. I’m now in a period that I score a lot of goals, and hopefully I keep on scoring. It won’t be simple. ”