Fabregas warns Chelsea about Hazard exit next summer

Eden Hazard Chelsea

Paul Ellis

Hazard was at his sensational best when he came off the bench to inspire Chelsea to a midweek victory against Liverpool.

"I have got a platform", said Barkley. "I am at a massive club in Chelsea and we are going to challenge for all the titles this season".

At a press conference, the Italian told reporters: "Maybe they can increase their determination after Wednesday".

"It was a hard match on Wednesday and it will be very hard tomorrow".

Asked about Liverpool's failure to win the league for so long, Sarri added: "It's very odd but I think the important thing is now they are ready".

Liverpool are sweating on Virgil van Dijk's fitness ahead of their trip to west London He was forced off the pitch with a rib pain in Liverpool's 3-0 win against Southampton on Saturday evening.

New signing Jorginho has featured regularly in a central defensive midfield role, with N'Golo Kante pushed further forward as a result, while players such as centre back David Luiz have been given a chance to revive their careers.

Kasper Schmeichel and Harry Maguire were rested at Molineux and will return to the starting line-up, while captain Wes Morgan is available again in the Premier League after serving his one-match suspension against Huddersfield.

Long-serving Chelsea players Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill were handed rare starts for Wednesday's EFL Cup tie.

"Good football to watch, entertaining for us players to play in, because there are always good moves and the players have fun playing under him".

"I don't think it will have a big impact, to be honest", said Zola. And then, I don't think I have the Liverpool glasses on my nose - I would say it's offside.

"I was really very happy with Gary's performance".

"I believe so because he has an unbelievable potential inside him and he's getting to the point when he's using it at the right moment and that's something remarkable".

"He didn't call me, because he's not the type to be phoning players, but of course, through agents, I knew what his wish was and what kind of work would be put in here".

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