Chelsea's Eden Hazard unconvincing when asked about Real Madrid interest


"I like it, everything goes through me", Fabregas said.

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has failed to dampen speculation linking him with Real Madrid, with the Belgian stating he is happy at the Blues now - but this is subject to change.

The Spaniard's current contract is up at the end of the season and the midfielder is eager to continue playing under Maurizio Sarri.

Meanwhile, Fabregas says that Chelsea will quickly forget their below-par display against the Hungarian champions and bemoaned his side's inability to break down their unfancied opponents early.

Asked whether he wishes to stay at Stamford Bridge, Fabregas added: "I'd love to stay at the club". We lost the best goalkeeper in the world but I think the team is better this year than last season and we can see it every weekend'. He was stressing out a bit, so the goal will do him a lot of good.

"I feel, given what I've already seen, they will have a strong season and go very close". "We are delighted and hopefully this is the first of many".

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Maurizio Sarri is set to recall a number of first-team regulars to the starting lineup, when Chelsea face Southampton at St. Mary's on Sunday.

Sarri reckons Loftus-Cheek, who played at the World Cup, will benefit from intensive training with Chelsea after recent injury issues.

He confirmed there had been no talks about a new Blues deal, adding: "I have eight months left and at the moment I'm gone".

"I'm really looking forward to working for a long time with him".

The 27-year-old has scored seven goals and created a further two for Chelsea to date, and Sarri insists his level of output has come as a result of the freedom bestowed upon him as well as a handful of ambitious goals to strive towards. I'm very lucky to have players of such quality and we're very lucky to have this positive start because of the players.