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Hazard has been instrumental at Chelsea. The Belgian came off the bench in Chelsea’s 3 nil win over Huddersfield Town and assisted a goal.

He came off the bench in the 2:1 win against Arsenal and also provided another assist which resulted in the winner by Marcos Alonso.

Maurizio Sarri started him in the game against Newcastle and he was massive for the Blues as he yet again influenced the game and scored the opening goal for Chelsea from the penalty spot.

The Belgian has won 2 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, and the Europa League with the Blues.

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However, the UEFA Champions League has eluded him at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea playmaker was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer but the number 10 appears set to remain at Stamford Bridge.

In light of this, former Chelsea player and manager Ruud Gullit has expressed the belief that Chelsea can not afford to lose Hazard.

“There were rumours that Real Madrid wanted Eden Hazard in the summer,” Gullit told BBC Sport.

“It was crucial that Chelsea kept hold of the Belgian.”

“Without him it is going to be very difficult for them. He is the one player who poses a consistent threat.

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“On Sunday he was fouled five time – more than twice as much as any other player on the pitch – and Newcastle constantly had four or five defenders around him in an attempt to nullify his threat.

“He is world-class but it would be interesting to see how Chelsea cope without him.”