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By as the game was preparing to enter stoppage time - with Chelsea's lead vulnerable - Hazard was left unmarked on the right to bring down Ross Barkley's pass before striking into the net.

According to the same story, Chelsea FC are holding out for a transfer fee of around £100m - despite Hazard's current contract being set to expire in the summer of 2020.

Chelsea will be desperate to beat West Ham at Stamford Bridge this evening in order to climb up to third place in the Premier League table.

He said: 'From the technical point of view, we can't afford to lose him, ' said the Blues boss.

Rice featured for Ireland's U-19 and U-21 teams before making his senior global debut for the country a year ago.

"But I nearly feel like Hazard has to play for a Real Madrid or a Barcelona".

Fredericks also stressed that Hazard's ability to cut inside from wide areas and occupy positions that full-backs can not follow him into makes him a real threat to any side pitted against him. "We will try any way to convince him but it is not easy".

Whether or not manager Maurizio Sarri will be around to coach them next season is another matter, but we all know how volatile the head coach's position at Chelsea is... I took the ball and then I tried to move forward. So I'm not able to understand why we have to play on Monday.

The uncertainty crept in for both pundits when it came to picking who would claim fourth spot, as Carragher continued: "Really I haven't got a clue out of the other three because in some ways you can't trust them". "Now I am just focused with Chelsea until the end of the season".

"The best thing we can do is qualify for the Champions League and hopefully win the Europa League too".

"This was the last conversation I had with Gerrard at that moment and I told my agent that I had made my decision and I was staying".

"He is only on loan, of course, but I'd like very much that Kovacic will stay with us".

"I think today's three points were crucial".