Chelsea have confirmed that winger Eden Hazard has been rewarded for his fine form with a new five-and-a-half-year deal.
The winger arrived from Lille in 2012 and has gone on to establish himself as one of the Premier League‘s best players, continuing his progress this season with a tally of 13 goals in 36 matches.
Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Everton saw the Blues retain their seven point lead at the top of the table but it is the Capital One Cup final on March 1 that gives them their first opportunity of silverware, with them 1.65 to take the Wembley honours, while opponents Tottenham are 4.78, and a draw during the initial 90 minutes is priced at 3.78.
Hazard will almost certainly start in that game and will also fancy his chances of helping Jose Mourinho’s men in their bid for the club’s second Champions League title over the next few months, a tournament they are 7.50 to win.
The Belgian admits he is pleased to have extended his stay at Stamford Bridge following lengthy negotiations and the 24-year-old has vowed to continue giving his all for the club.
“I am very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea
,’ he told the club’s official website. “Since I came here in 2012 I have always felt good and the club has been very supportive to me.
“The manager has helped me improve a lot, the fans have been fantastic and I have an amazing understanding with my team-mates. I always try to give pleasure to the supporters with my style of play and it is nice to know they appreciate my work.”