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Zola hoping Hazard ‘can become even bigger’ with Chelsea

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has revealed that he is hoping Eden Hazard stays with the Blues and goes on to achieve great things in the future.

Hazard had suffered something of a dip in form over the last couple of months after starting the season in sensational form, although the 27-year-old has started to look back to his mercurial best in recent weeks.

The Belgium international came off the bench in Wednesday nights Carabao Cup quarter-final to score a late winner and set up a mouth watering semi-final against London rivals Spurs.

Hazard has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid for some time now, but during the post match press conference on Wednesday night Zola admitted he would like to see the talented playmaker continue to improve as a player at Stamford Bridge.

‘We have a lot of games. Players like Eden we need to keep fit and in good condition. But we also know Eden is the type of player when he comes on, even for 20 minutes, he can make a big difference. Also Pedrito. He was excellent.’ The Italian coach said.

‘He is certainly one of the players who has given this club a lot of satisfaction. Considering he is only 27, hopefully he will stay longer with us and become even bigger.

‘I am really looking forward to seeing Eden achieving great things with the club, and to help us coaches achieve something important.’

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