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Hazard`s Staying

With Paris St Germain openly flouting the Financial Fair Play rules and paying out way over the odds for David Luiz after they`d received a heft fine from UEFA, there was the fear that they`d lure Eden Hazard to the French capital next.

Rumours were doing the rounds that the La Ligue side were prepared to pay out extraordinary money to lure Hazard from West London.

Well it appears that any fears Hazard may leave have been put to rest.

It`s being reported in the tabloid press this morning that although Eden has two years left on his contract, the big-wigs at Chelsea are conducting talks that would see the 23 year-old Belgian receive a salary hike, up to around 175,000 a week to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

Talking about his Chelsea career, Hazard is quoted as having remarked

"I am staying 100 per cent."

Now that is music to my ears on a Tuesday morning!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2014

Time: 7:15AM

Your Comments

It was very obvious he was not going anywhere-he had 3 years remaining in his current contract. May be he just took advantage of the speculation to earn an improved contract as most players do nowadays.
BOTUM
If eden hazard really wants to achieve his dream of becoming world best, he sud forget abt any transfer by now because he has the best coach at his disposal right now
WAVESQUAD
I would not be for selling Hazard especially as he still has 3 years left on his contract. However, good as he is, I cannot see what he has done to justify a pay rise. He is already one of our highest earners and so far he has not reached anywhere near the nights of Ronaldo & Messi - players he keeps comparing himself to. If he can score 20 + league goals and learn to score from a free kick then I might change my mind.
CobhamBlue
He is gonna break the 200k ceiling without breaking the 20 league goal barrier.
KAKUfrank
About time we have some positive news, lets hope we are going to announce some signings today to wrap it up.
Tosco
isn't he already on 175,000 a-week? If this article is anything to go by then where is the pay rise? Or am I missing something? Glad he is staying, but it's a shame Hazard can't score from a free-kick, isn't it?
McQuinnChels
Does he(and Oscar and Willian) even put in the very vital extra man hours for dead ball, i.e. free-kick, PKs and corner kick drills, as the greats of the days yore like Juninho Pernambucano, Zidane, Ronaldinho, Becks et al all did and present-day ones like Pirlo, Ronaldo, Messi, Yaya or Luis Suarez are doing? He wants to win the Ballon d'Or? Well NO one ever won the European or world POTY overnight, not even Fabio Cannavaro, Michael Owen or Lev Yashin!
McQuinnChels
Talent alone is never enough. Hardwork and dedication are also very vital. Is he ready for the hardwork?
McQuinnChels
Chelsea free kicks really need working on. Players like Gerrard, Suarez, Toure, Ronaldo, Bale regularly score from free kicks. There was a spell last season when Man City or Liverpool got a free kick from 25 yards out it was as good as a goal. Chelsea, not so much. They hardly ever score one. The players really do need to practice more. We could easily have had another 5 goals if somebody could take a decent free kick.
CobhamBlue
As far as i can remember and any one with different info can correct me..in the entire season last year despite our participating in 4 different competitions; CL, Capitol one cup, BPL and FA cup our team scored only twice from free kicks; Lamps screamer against Hull and Oscars FA cup goal against stoke..imagine that 2 free kick goals for the entire team. Mata alone in half a season with ManU matched that number. Yaya Toure who did not use to take free kicks in the past exceeded that on his own for City let us not mention masters like Gerrard and Suarez. Someone wrote an article on this some time back and it is a real problem for us. Not only dont we have anyone in the squad presently who can take a half decent free kick decently but we also dont have anyone who can take a half decent corner kick consistently now that lamps and Mata have left and this is one of the reasons why despite the huge aerial threat we have with guys like Ivanovic, JT, Cahill and Luiz last season the goals from our defenders dwindled compared to prior years. This is the result of lack of commitment to practice pure and simple. Lamps became the legend he is at corners and PKs as well as free kicks by relentless practice. Yaya Toure was never known as a free kick specialist..he worked on it last summer break and this season he has added it to his repertoire. Messi only recently (in last 3 yrs or so) became adept at free kicks..he wasnt any good at them early in his career...the change obviously came from practice. Hazard really needs to work on this because while he was at Lille he scored several goals from direct free kicks so the ability is there. There are other persons in our team who really need to add this as well as accurate corner kick taking to their list of skills (i am looking at you Oscar, Willian Schurrle) and finally now that we have essentially lost all the PK takers from our Champions league winning season Jose had best get a new set of 5-7 trusted PK takers not named Hazard who should be practising and polishing their craft this post season the moment they get back from the world cup. For a team with our ambitions we should have 2-4 deadball specialists who deliver pin point corner kicks 8 out of 10 times and who will give us at least 6 direct free kick goals in a season. This is one major area that needs work for our squad before the new season begins.
GabeU
I agree with cobhamblue as i also do not see a need for a pay rise. To get that he needs to start delivering the goods more consistently like our very own super frankie. If there's actually talks about increasing his pay then that will be a jittery move from our board hence will put hazard in the ascendancy like rooney does with manU
kolagold25
Not only do we need players to step up for corners, FKs and the like but we also need players who can cross a ball from open play. We're almost one dimensional due to the lack of accuracy here. Even if we change tactic, there's no threat...lots to change for the new season but I have faith!
Pistolfish
Even with lacking all the mentioned above, it makes it all the more impressive how jose got us to compete. I think above all people need to understand the psychology of things. Taking freekicks and excelling at it wouldn't be a problem to the set of players we have now. But i have seen severally how players like lamps and luiz have pushed the younger ones away to have a go. The farther from the hierarchy they are the less important they might take it. Once they are saddled with the responsibility i believe we would see a huge turnaround. Even messi had to wait his time during the days of ronaldinho and deco.
kolagold25
Overlapping fullbacks in Luis & Azpi solve the slicing crosses problem if Luis actually happens. FK's get Schurrle, Hazard & Cesc working their butts off. Penalties are a problem since only Hazard is decent.
ACLamp
kolagold25, with the huge gaps we have had since Carlo's double I'm surprised of some our successes.
ACLamp
Technically Lampard scored direct from a free kick against Everton although it hardly counts as it was more of a cross that missed everyone and then it bounced of the goalkeeper into the net. Still you can't beat an injury time winner!!
CobhamBlue
ACLamp, perhaps you should be 'surprised of' how many million bucks these players have been paid compared to doctors or atomic physicists during the time period...
McQuinnChels
Beckham is only a great in popularity not on the football pitch.
foreign_viewer
If not for Mourinho, this wouldn't have been an issue in the first place.
foreign_viewer
If not for Mourinho, this wouldn't have been an issue in the first place.
foreign_viewer
Hazard should be handed a new contract Asap..he is such a wonderful player and with the right pivot player who can actually pass the ball to him in quick motion he is going to be amazing.he just needs to learn set piece abilities and he is going to be a top top player for chelsea
Emmy106
Beckham was terrific on and off the pitch bro. Have you forgotten his trademark freekicks?? Don't be a hater
kolagold25
any contract talks with hazard should be put on hold till next summer when he will be have 2years run it out.
kolagold25
having*
kolagold25
Contract talk should be placed on hold? Then watch psg offer him 250k euros a week....improved contract is to secure a player's long term future..the club has chosen the right step
Hazard11
Erm Hazard11, trust me I love Eden to bits and I couldn't care less if we pay him Rooney funny money but WTF's the big difference between 175k and 250k euros, huh??
McQuinnChels
Erm Hazard11, trust me I love Eden to bits and I couldn't care less if we pay him Rooney funny money but WTF's the big difference between 175k and 250k euros, huh? Especially as he'll be losing more quid on taxes in France than in England??
McQuinnChels
I am with Hazard11. We need to increase the number of years on Hazard's contract.
StamfordDLion
somebody above said about accurate crosses from wing. and i must say. most accurate crosses are of certain fernando torres if u ever notice. although he does it very few times. his crosses are really pin point.
ChampionBlue
That's "sheep-in-a-herd" mentality @SDL, I'm afraid. I asked what's the difference between 175k and 250k, a sum @Hazard11 was threatening PSG would pay the nimble lad if we don't grant him a raise NOW?! No one's saying he shouldn't be paid all the money in the world or that you're not with @Hazard11 or whatever, but a paltry negligible pay rise? How about commenting with a modicum of substance huh? Oblivious of the chasm between pound and the euro? Also, in the context of European pro footie, isn't PSG a downgrade/step-down from Chelsea? Anyway, I couldn't care less. LOL
McQuinnChels
Eden is already on 185k
lordvic
"sheep in a herd mentality" Are you High? What's wrong with agreeing with a poster and finding a post sensible? Its apparent that you are still sore and hurt. Try moving on. (How about commenting with a modicum of substance huh?) Rich coming from someone who has written LOL below my posts on Lukaku and the possibility of us buying a new striker. I see no point engaging in a Discussion with you.
StamfordDLion
Some people get offended and rattled so easily. Curb your tendency to React . . . you might get yourself Banned again.
StamfordDLion
Have I mentioned about Euros or Pounds or Salary in my post? I have said: (We need to increase the number of years on Hazard's contract) Hazard11 has mentioned in his post that (improved contract is to secure a player's long team future..the club has chosen the right step) I am agreeing with his thoughts on the importance of extending his contract and increasing the number of years on his contract. In what way have I tried to Ridicule you? Have I mentioned you or your arguments in my post? Stop being so touchy for your own sake.
StamfordDLion
The LOL below your 'comment' means you couldn't be more ridiculous. Nothing more. Now who's being "touchy" and childish huh? LOL
McQuinnChels
^^^Pls tell them again LORDVIC.
McQuinnChels
If you found my post on selling Lukaku and the possibility of Jose buying a second striker after Costa Ridiculous then why don't you post your thoughts and arguments. What I find Ridiculous is Lukaku Fanboys sticking up for a player who has been running his mouth and essentially saying then he wants to move away from Chelsea. (How about commenting with a modicum of substance huh?) Clearly your were commenting to my post on Lukaku with a 'modicum of substance' huh? Keep Contradicting Yourself. Hope to get more reactions from you.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku is the best striker at Chelsea.
foreign_viewer
^^^ Excuse me! What? How many goals has Lukaku scored for Chelsea? Has he scored more goals than Torres or BA?
StamfordDLion
 

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