Antonio Conte claims Eden Hazard long association with Chelsea

Antonio Conte reckons that Eden Hazard will probably not end his association with Chelsea as he finds a lot of comfort at the club and also in the city where he is well settled now with his wife and kids.


But, Conte, at the same time, refuses to assure anything to the media because of the funny nature of the soccer world where the mind and heart of people can change very quickly especially when it comes to transfer matters.

Also Conte hints that he does not have the full authority to make the calls regarding the transfer of big players like Hazard and that authority actually lies in the hands of the Chelsea bigwigs.

As per Conte, he can only convey his opinion to the top and then it depends on them what they do, but, he believes Hazard’s sale is not something that the hierarchy is considering at all right now.

The hierarchy actually intends to strengthen the squad even further and will be adding more quality to the squad next summer as they aim to contend for the title in all the tournaments they take part in.

BOJAN KIRKIC NEARS STOKE CITY EXIT

Spanish international, Bojan Kirkic has told his football club Stoke City he wants to leave in this summer transfer window.


Bojan, who has become unsettled at the Bet365 Stadium wants a move away should the right offer comes in for him.

The 26-year-old front man was not in the Potters’ squad for last weekend’s 3-1 win away to Sunderland having complained about some mild hip discomfort to manager, Mark Hughes.

Hughes having restated his desire to keep the forward, signed from Barcelona for £3 million in the summer of 2014, has told him he is still a key part of his plans. He assured Bojan of more game time after a meeting with his representatives, It is understood that Stoke value at around £12 million.

CONTE: HAZARD’S INJURY NOT SERIOUS

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that the injury playmaker Eden Hazard sustained was not a serious one.


The Belgium international was sidelined in the clash with Sunderland in the Premier League. The forward did not travel with the club to the Stadium of Light for the game but he is expected to make a return when Chelsea continue their winning streak against Crystal Palace this weekend.

“I don’t think so,” Conte said when asked if the injury was one that was long term. Conte said Hazard could not just feature for the Sunderland clash after his injury in the 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Hazard played 79 minutes but had to be replaced by Branislav Ivanovic in the game played at Stamford Bridge.

Brazilian forward Willian is set to start in place for Hazard against Palace. Out-of-favour Cesc Fabregas played when Chelsea faced David Moyes’ men. The Spaniard replaced Nemanja Matic while Kurt Zouma returned to the squad after a long-term injury. Zouma did not feature but making the bench is a big boost for the player after many months out.

Hazard back in form

Eden Hazard has recovered his good form under Antonio Conte.


The Belgium international is back to his best, and this can be clearly seen on the pitch. Eden Hazard has been far from his good form last season where he enjoyed his poorest season in the Premier League. He was far from the player that was voted PFA Player of the Year.

However, it appears that the player has managed to recover under the Italian manager and seems to be playing better on the pitch. According to some pundits, this is mainly to the change of formation that has been carried out by the Italian manager.

Indeed, Eden Hazard is given more freedom in the new 3-4-3 formation that is favored by Antonio Conte. This means that the playmaker is free to play on the wings or more centrally where he can influence the play better. Eden Hazard is also more open to shooting on goals, and this has resulted in four goals this season. This is not bad especially when you know that the player only managed four goals for the whole of last campaign.

Park Ji-sung speak about football

It has been 2 years since Park Ji-sung last played in a competitive game, but the midfielder looks as athletic as ever.


He is currently working as an ambassador for Manchester United. Although he is not participating on the pitch as before, this does not prevent Park Ji-sung from giving his opinion on football matters.

He said that South Korea had been handed a tough draw when it comes to the World Cup qualifiers. Indeed they have been drawn with a group comprising of Iran, China, Uzbekistan, Qatar and Syria. South Korea will be looking to participate in their 9th successive World Cup, but Park Ji-sung believes that this will be difficult.

He said that the other teams found in the group are among the best in Asian football and that the South Korea team will have to be at their best if they want to make it to the finals. He said that South Korea had already played against Iran and Uzbekistan in the past, and it was by no means an easy match. He said that this is not an easy group and that the South Korean team should be ready for a fight if they want to qualify.

Eden Hazard As The Next Captain

Eden Hazard who is known as a great midfielder plays for Belgian National Team and Chelsea.


After achieving the PFA Player of the Year and the Premier League title last year, the Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has shown outstanding performances that let other teams likes Blues down. The next term can be a great start for this Belgian player under Antonia Conte as he may be chosen as the ideal captain in place of John Terry. Hazard has always been ranked as one of the best footballer player in the world by his team, commentators and also his coach.

The 25 year old midfielder may be the best choice for the West London Club. Even if Terry decides to stay with an extension at Stamford Bridge, he may be in a role that may not be significant when you consider his age. Conte has plenty of responsibilities when he takes charge and the prime focus will be the defense. The vice caption will be the main person for all purposes similar to Terry when Marcel Desailly was towards the end of his career at Chelsea. The current vice president of Chelsea is Branislav Ivanovic.