Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
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Chelsea Coach Sets Goals Target For Hazard

Chelsea Coach Sets Goals Target For Hazard

I told him he can score 40 goals. "He has to improve some things, but he can do it".

Despite scoring the decisive goals and putting in a man-of-the-match performance, Hazard refused to take all the praise, instead lauding the target-man exploits of Giroud.

Eden Hazard had a pretty good summer with Belgium as he helped them to third in the World Cup with three goals and two assists as they beat Brazil on the way to a semi-final loss against eventual winners France.

And the 27-year-old paid tribute to the Frenchman for creating his first two goals at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"'He's a target man - maybe the best in the world, I think so", he said.

When pressed on whether Hazard agreed with him, Sarri said: "If you have seen Saturday's match, then I think so".

Chelsea are reportedly set to open contract talks with Brazilian worldwide David Luiz, who is in the final year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian boss wants to turn Chelsea into the best team in England but says Liverpool and defending champions Manchester City will be the league's pacesetters.

"We saw a year ago Salah fight for it and they play more or less the same position, as a winger coming inside the pitch", Alonso said. "Yes, I think so". I think it's normal that in this period we have some defensive problems. "But both are quality and we are happy to have good strikers at the club".

The west London club are two points clear of defending champions Manchester City but Sarri said both City and second-placed Liverpool are "better" than his side. We have to improve step by step. In his second coming at the West London club, the Brazilian worldwide has gone from being one of the first names on the team sheet to being a peripheral figure to now becoming a regular once again, all in just two years.

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