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Sunday 20 August 2017

Eden Hazard 'so happy' at Chelsea as Belgian aims to defend Premier League title

Eden Hazard is targeting more success with Chelsea next season
Eden Hazard is targeting more success with Chelsea next season

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has set his sights on winning the Premier League title and the club's player of the year crown again next season.

Hazard, who is currently recovering from a broken ankle, has been linked with a big-money summer move to Real Madrid but the Belgium international appears committed to helping Chelsea build on their impressive first season under Antonio Conte.

The Italian took charge less than a year ago but guided the Blues to a runaway Premier League title success as well as the FA Cup final, where they were beaten by Arsenal.

Hazard was central to the club's success, a fact reflected in him becoming only the second man ever to be voted Chelsea's player of the year for a third time - a nd he is hoping for more of the same next season.

The 26-year-old told Chelsea Magazine: "Hopefully next year it is the same, we win the league and then I win Player of the Year.

"Obviously winning the league is what we want most, and this award is just a bonus."

Hazard, who is set to be sidelined for three months after being injured while on international duty with Belgium at the start of June, also re-iterated how happy he is at Chelsea.

He added: "I like this club because it's a family. I have a lot of friends and we all talk to each other.

"I've been here five years now and I'm so happy. I'm at one of the best clubs in the world, so I'm very happy to play for such a big club as this."

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