Hazard Happy

Eden Hazard has shrugged off any transfer rumours, saying he is happy at Chelsea. The Belgian has been linked with a potential summer move to Real Madrid, but Hazard has quashed any talk of a move to Spain.

“I still have two years left on my contract,

“I feel very good over here. The fans love me, my family enjoys life over here. We will see.

“In football anything can happen. But in football nothing can happen too. Every year they talk about Real or PSG. And when I want to change clubs, I will. But at the moment I’m good where I am.”

Hostile for Iniesta

Cesar Azpilicueta has claimed that Andres Iniesta will receive a hostile reception when he plays against Chelsea on Tuesday. Iniesta scored a late equaliser to send Barcelona through on away goals in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009, a match that is remembered for poor refereeing and that Chelsea were not awarded a number of penalties.

“I remember that I was in Osasuna when he scored that goal to take Barcelona to the final in Rome,

“That changed his history so much and I think the Chelsea fans still feel that in their hearts.

“I think Andres continues to generate nightmares and I do not think he will get a good reception.”

Christensen Praise

Frank Lampard believes Andreas Christensen would still be in the Chelsea side, even if the club had signed Virgil van Dijk in January. Since displacing David Luiz, the Dane has been highly impressive in the middle of the back three, and was rewarded with a new contract earlier this season. Van Dijk got his January move, moving to Liverpool in a record £75 million deal.

“Even if Van Dijk had come in, the player Christensen is, he’d have handled anything.

“You put a team around those players even at his age. He wouldn’t have had a problem whoever they signed.

“I trained with him a fair bit when I was still there. We were all very aware of his abilities. He came over to join in senior sessions when he was 16 and was very impressive.”