Premier League: Eden Hazard determined to win trophy for Maurizio Sarri


Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has not yet decided whether he wants to remain at Stamford Bridge after the end of the current season, but he seems very convinced about something: winning a trophy for his manager, Maurizio Sarri. The Italian boss has never won a trophy in his managerial career. This season Sarri has helped Eden Hazard find his scoring touch again, the Belgium forward bagged eight goals since the start of the campaign and wants to repay the coach for that with a trophy at the end of the season. The 27-year-old forward scored his latest goal in last weekend's 3-0 Premier League victory over Southampton.

"I think he is a great manager," Hazard said after the match against Southampton. "When you play football, you want to play for these kinds of managers because the way he wants us to play is the way that I want to play. So I am just thinking about this season. I want to win something with him and then we will think about what happens at the end of the season but now, in my head, it is just play and enjoy football then try to win the games. I think every year it is the same. When teams play against Chelsea, they are a bit scared because we have great players. It is like when you play Liverpool or Man City. This is a big team. For them, it is hard. We need to be focused though because in the Premier League you can lose a game. We drew against West Ham. Today we won 3-0 in the end but we could have conceded a goal in the first half. So you need to be aware of this. That's the manager. You know, the manager is always saying you need to be focused. No mistakes at the back. Then when we have a chance, we need to score and kill the game."

Eden Hazard is currently leading the Premier League scoring charts with seven goals, two more than Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane. Manager Maurizio Sarri challenged Hazard to score 40 goals this season for the Blues, which would be 21 more than he managed to score in his most prolific season at Stamford Bridge. "40 is hard, it is hard to reach 40," Hazard said. "I think it is possible but it is not in my mind. At the moment, I am just shooting and scoring goals. I don't think so [that I am shooting more] but when you score goals, you want to score even more goals. I try to shoot but I think at the end of the game I could have shot two or three times more, but chose to pass to Alvaro. I think I just try to do the right thing. When I can shoot, I shoot. When I can pass, I pass. That's what I am trying to do. It's true that Sarri wants me to defend and then to be ready when I get the ball. So we try to move the ball, then when my team-mates see me free, they try to find good passes and that's what we are doing at the moment."

Eden Hazard is 11/2 at Bet365 to become the Premier League top goal scorer at the end of the current season.

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