Alexandre Lacazette may be sharpening his free-kick skills, but nothing beats capping off a free-flowing move with a proper golazo and that’s exactly what Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has done in training ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with crosstown rivals Arsenal.
Hazard, who’s flirted with a blockbuster move to Real Madrid for the past one year, is set to end all speculation by finally inking a bumper contract extension that will see him remain at Stamford Bridge for another few years.
The 27-year-old Belgian is reportedly being set to take the captain’s armband from Gary Cahill and Chelsea fans are suddenly hopeful that the diminutive winger will not follow in compatriot Thibaut Courtois’ steps and force a move away.
While he didn’t start in Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town, the Blues No.10 did come off the bench in the final quarter of the tie and was back to his electric best, setting up Pedro for the third that effectively killed of the tie.
And with Arsenal set to visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Hazard’s been putting in the hard yards during the week in a bid to start against the Gunners and his latest golazo on the training ground has people reeling in awe:
Arsenal beware for that looks like a man on top of his game.
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The Gunners were picked apart with ease by Manchester City on the weekend and with new coach Maurizio Sarri’s ‘Sarrismo’ style taking effect at Chelsea, they could be in for a battering for the second week in a row.
There are some issues at the back for the Blues, however, so that will give Arsenal some hope but considering they were among the poorest travellers last season, they have a daunting task on their hands.