Hazard hails 'Chelsea family' after making FIFPro World XI


Don't worry, Jordan, you're not the first player to get angry about not being able to tackle Hazard and you certainly won't be the last. "At the end, it's not about changing these players or changing their football personality".

Chelsea host Liverpool in the late evening kick-off on Saturday.

Unfortunately for the Brazil worldwide his first impression on the Liverpool faithful was rather negative as he looked well off the pace throughout the match.

After Chelsea had begun the cup tie strongly at Anfield, Liverpool found their feet in the contest and Sturridge's well-taken opener was a deserved one. The Swiss ace played the full 90 minutes for Klopp's side as they were dumped out of the League Cup after a stunning Eden Hazard solo strike.

Hazard told Sky Sports when asked if the goal would make his top five: "I don't know, I need to watch it again, but for sure it's on top of the list also because it's Liverpool". "It is on the top of the list, top three".

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"This result will give us more confidence because we drew with West Ham four days ago".

The 27-year-old forward was joined in the World XI by Stamford Bridge teammate and World Cup victor with France N'Golo Kante and he admitted afterwards that having two players in the FIFPro team was great for Chelsea as a whole.

The pair are nearly certain to partner each other on Saturday, though a back-up plan could involve Cesar Azpilicueta returning to the middle and Davide Zappacosta starting the game at right-back. "That's the most important thing".

"They were not really a big threat, I would say. At the minute, he's probably the best player in the world, the way he is playing". Me and Alisson work together on a good basis, our relationship has been good ever since we came together and then we've got a few younger boys who are pushing us forward as well.

"Especially in front of our fans at Stamford Bridge".