CHELSEA will manage to keep hold of Eden Hazard as long as they keep competing for major honours.
That’s the opinion of Ray Wilkins who believes the Belgian is ‘electrifying’ with the ball at his feet.
Hazard was in superb form last weekend when Chelsea fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
Wilkins told Sportingbet: “I think he’s just trying to get the ball more.
“Naturally attacking players, when they aren’t getting the ball, look to drop deeper to get it.
“You can’t do anything about footballers wanting to drop back deeper to receive the ball.
“He needs to be on the ball more, he’s electrifying and as soon as the ball touches his feet, the whole of Stamford Bridge comes alive.
“As long as Chelsea are competitive, I don’t think Hazard will leave.
“He’s in the best city in the world, in the best league in the world and with a club that is always looking to improve.
“Of course Real Madrid can attract any player, because of their history, but Chelsea is also a very attractive place to be and the club is always in the hunt for major trophies – so I don’t see the urge for him to leave.
“If Chelsea don’t make the Champions League, players like Hazard will disappear though.”
Hazard will hope to feature for Chelsea when they host Newcastle tomorrow lunchtime at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are currently 11 points behind leaders Manchester City as they look to retain their crown.