‘We are Chelsea, we can beat anyone’ – Hazard

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has backed manager Maurizio Sarri and says they think about football in “the same way”.

Hazard, who has been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, dominated Monday’s win over West Ham, as the Blues went third in the Premier League.

Sarri has been criticised by some Chelsea fans as he implements his ‘Sarriball’ philosophy in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

But Hazard, 28, said: “It’s easy to understand each other.”

Sarri has said he must “respect” the Belgium international’s decision if he chooses to leave the club, with reports of an imminent £100m transfer to Spanish giants Real.