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Chelsea Legend Explain How Eden Hazard Can Be Replaced

Marcel Desailly believes Chelsea can easily replace Eden Hazard just as they did with Didier Drogba when the legendary Ivorian striker left the club. Real Madrid have made no secret of their interest in Hazard and the La Liga giants are expected to make another move for the 26-year-old forward at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

Reports suggest Zinedine Zidane will give the green light on Madrid’s move for Hazard this week, but the speculation does not concern Blues legend Desailly. Asked about the rumours, the ex-Chelsea defender told Goal: ‘We are still in the season, no player is more important than the club. ‘Even when Drogba left, one of the great players, the spirit of the club continued. They continued to win. ‘We will be sad if Hazard has to go but I am sure that Roman Abramovich is still passionate about the club. He will bring in another player that can allow the club to be at the same level again.’

Hazard is determined to win the Champions League with Chelsea before he completes a move to the Bernabeu. Explaining his decision to stay at the club, he told Onze Mondial: ‘I have always been like that. From the moment things are going well. When you change, it’s because it’s not going well. ‘If in your job it’s great and you’re the boss, do you move? Why would you move? You’re not going to change [if it’s going well], right? ‘Besides, you know everyone [at the club], you’re good, all of that. That’s what happened to me in Lille. I knew everyone, it was amazing.

And when I felt that I had to change, I left. And here at Chelsea, it’s the same thing. This is my sixth year. I have my family with me here. My wife and children feel great. ‘I am not far from Belgium so my family can come quite often. I am at a big club. ‘Every year or so I win a trophy. On the pitch, it’s going really well.

‘Not leaving Chelsea without winning the Champions League? It’s not easy to win the Champions League. Maybe I will never win it! ‘Of course, I would like to do what Didier Drogba did as he left after winning the Champions League. It would be nice to do that. It would be a beautiful ending for me.’

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