An inspired Eden Hazard hit two splendid goals to lift Chelsea to a deserved 2-0 home win over West Ham and up to third in the Premier League.
"I think we played well".
- West Ham have scored just one goal in their last seven away Premier League games (D1 L6), a Mark Noble penalty in a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.
Hazard's first goal on Monday night was a goal-of-the-season contender, picking the ball up from deep before taking on three West Ham players and finishing superbly. From a technical point of view, no. Also, because it's impossible to find another Hazard.
Unsurprisingly, Hazard was awarded man of the match, and the stats show he is performing on another level.
But Hazard insisted he is focused exclusively on delivering Champions League football for Chelsea next season either via a top-four finish or winning the Europa League. That's what I'm saying with Eden Hazard. "We will try any way to convince him but it is not easy".
"If Eden wants another experience, it's very hard to keep him", Sarri told Sky Sports after the match on Monday night.
He adds some extra quality from the centre of the park when he plays and he can skip past players too just like his teammate Hazard.
"I have no idea [what he should cost], but we have seen in the last windows every price I think".
While Chelsea are holding out for an offer worth more than £100m from the reigning Champions League holders, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri recently admitted that he would respect the Belgium international's decision to leave Stamford Bridge.
In the summer transfer window, Liverpool signed a top class DM by luring Fabinho from Monaco for just £43.7million (Sky Sports News) and the Brazilian worldwide has proved to be brilliant for the Reds.
"OK, sometimes we lost, but the way he wants us to play is the same way I want Chelsea to play, so that's why we have a good relationship".
"We still need to adapt a little bit".
'I am focused with Chelsea till the end of the season.