“Hazard will be very expensive to replace” – Joe Cole claims

“Hazard will be very expensive to replace” – Joe Cole claims

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Eden Hazard will probably miss the start of next season for his ankle injury but he is still linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Former Blues player Joe Cole believes Chelsea have to do all they can to keep the Belgian striker at Stamford Bridge:  “He is fantastic. He is one of the top players in the world. – Cole told Goal – “It is a shame he got this injury with Belgium but with the speculation that was coming, on a selfish point of view for Chelsea, it might mean that we can keep hold of him for another year. For me, he is the best player at the club. I think he is the best player in the league. I can’t speak highly enough of him. He would be very expensive to replace. I don’t know where you could go to replace him. Eden is a leader in the dressing room. He is also very well liked in the dressing room. People around the club like him and he appears to have settled very well. He is an established player and it is very important that the club keeps hold of him.”