Hazard 'big opportunity' to be elite - Conte

Annette Crawford
September 30, 2017

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Hazard has only started one game for the Blues this season, against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, and has laid on one assist but is likely to start against City at the weekend.

"Eden for sure is a top player". "I love this from him, and I ask it of him because, [when it comes to] a player with his talent, it's important to ask him to be decisive every game". But I think that, during the games, when you create - for example, at Atletico, he was important because he put the ball in for Alvaro to score our goal. I think this good competition is very important also, for him. Now I'm pleased because after a bad injury he's fit and in good form.

Hazard, who signed a five-and-a-half year deal in February 2015 and said in August he is still waiting for a new one, will make his first league start of the season against City. His season is starting and it started with a big game, against Atletico Madrid, and he has to show he deserves to stay at the top with the best.

Hazard has proved to be one of Chelsea's best ever signings, having managed 72 goals and 65 assists in 255 competitive outings since joining in a €35 million deal from Lille.


Punching his fist while describing the hunger shown by Ronaldo and Messi, Conte added: "I see, for Ronaldo, that if he scores once he wants two, three, four". It's the same for Messi.

'I don't think selfish is the right word because I don't like selfish players. The people don't see the situation, but I grew up, showed my character and now the things are okay and we hope to continue like this.

"I'm seeing great determination". When he started to train with us after surgery he understood he needed to work very hard to recover well. If God gives you this talent, you must exploit this talent, ' Conte said. Eden is not selfish, he's a player who loves to play football, he enjoys playing football.

"He has a style to improve in this specific situation". I have players who try to make the best decisions. I like this behaviour, his attitude.

'I ask this of him. Yet Conte expects Hazard to declare himself available with the player eager to make his mark.

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