Eden Hazard: Chelsea midfielder signs new contract

Mourinho says the new deal shows Hazard believes in the club’s coaching staff
Mourinho says the new deal shows Hazard believes in the club’s coaching staff

Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard has signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The 24-year-old, signed for a reported £32m from Lille in 2012, has scored 13 times in 36 appearances this season.

"Since I came here in 2012, I have always felt good and the club has been very supportive to me," Hazard said.

"He is already a top player and his evolution has been fantastic," manager Jose Mourinho said. "He is still very young and he can become the best."

Hazard's Belgium side were beaten in the World Cup quarter-finals by Argentina
Hazard's Belgium side were beaten in the World Cup quarter-finals by Argentina

Hazard, who helped Belgium reach the World Cup quarter-finals last year, has made a total 147 appearances for the Blues, scoring 43 goals.

"The manager has helped me improve a lot, the fans have been fantastic and I have an amazing understanding with my team-mates," he added.

"I always try to give pleasure to the supporters with my style of play and it is nice to know they appreciate my work."

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