Gianfranco Zola opens up about Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea FC


"That is the target, and we are going to approach that game by training very hard and we look forward to that game. We have fantastic supporters and I'm sure they'll be supporting respectfully and in the Chelsea way".

Eden Hazard has the potential to become Chelsea's greatest player ever according to Gianfranco Zola. Manchester City will now play 4 home games in the first 14 days of January which will test the depth of the City fans pockets just after Christmas.

"I don't know his future, it is up to the club and to him".

Having laboured in their 3-2 win over Derby County in the previous round, Chelsea found Bournemouth in resolute form at Stamford Bridge before substitute Hazard's 84th-minute victor.

However, speaking at a media conference on Friday afternoon, Blues boss Sarri said Christensen is regarded as an important part of the club's future.

Tottenham beat north London rivals Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates, avenging their Premier League defeat, while Chelsea saw off Bournemouth to earn their places in the semi-finals.

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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri: "I've never seen Chelsea like a contender for the title".

Mauricio Pochettino's men secured a 3-1 win against the Blues at Wembley in November to bring an end to their unbeaten start to the season.

Chelsea signed the midfielder from Leicester City for a reported £35 million back in September 2017, but the player has struggled for first team minutes since joining.

The talented Danish defender has also been linked with a move to his former club Borussia Monchengladbach who are doing well in the German Bundesliga and have been regarded as title-contenders.

Leicester manager Claude Puel: "I think with our mentality - we showed this mentality [in the midweek defeat] against Manchester City - we can make a strong game, a good performance and I hope a good result".

"Callum's our player, very focused on us".