LONDON – With Real Madrid reportedly lining up a huge offer to tempt Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu next season, Chelsea’s fans may wonder how many more times they will be able to savour watching the Belgian maestro at his dazzling best.
An inspired Hazard, whose contract expires next season, scored both goals in the 2-0 victory over West Ham United on Monday, the first a dazzling solo effort that brought back memories of Diego Maradona in his pomp.
His second, in the 90th minute, capped a mesmerising display that took Chelsea to a third consecutive league win.
Manager Maurizio Sarri said having Hazard in such unstoppable form made winning “easy”, but appeared almost resigned to losing him.
West Ham’s fans might even have enjoyed Hazard’s display too, but they took pleasure in teasing the home faithful that the 28-year-old, who joined the club in 2012, might be performing his tricks in front of a new audience next season.