A round-up of news and views relating to Chelsea over the past 24 hours.
Eden Hazard has said he is pleased with his recent form for Chelsea, and that he has enjoyed his first season in the Premier League. Hazard has already played 50 games for the Blues this season, but has dismissed any notions of tiredness by hitting a rich vein of form in recent weeks. Hazard also said he wants to win a trophy this season with Chelsea, and noted that he has often come good around this time of year:
“It's quite weird because, historically, March always seems to be the best time of the year for me.
"Last year I got player of the month in Ligue 1, and a couple of years ago I won the same award. I don't know why but it seems as though things come good for me at this time of the season.”
West Brom have insisted that 16 year old midfielder Isaiah Brown is not for sale, after Chelsea and Arsenal were linked with a move for the youngster. Brown was on the bench for West Brom’s recent visit to Stamford Bridge in the league. On HITC today Lewis Doe looks at whether Romelu Lukaku could help Chelsea in their pursuit of Brown.
Fernando Torres turned 29 today, and Sergio Ramos wished his friend a happy birthday by taking a photo of him kissing a poster of the Chelsea striker, who has not been called up to the Spain squad.
Romelu Lukaku has refused to discuss his future at Chelsea, saying he is completely focussed on his current role on loan at West Brom:
“I am just waiting until the end of season, I am just performing for West Brom at the moment we will see what will happen and I don't want to talk about it either.”
On HITC today we report on Oriol Romeu’s return to light training, and the claims in the Spanish press that Chelsea are in advanced negotiations with Radamel Falcao. We also ask which of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar will end up being the greatest player at Chelsea, and have information on the latest twist in Kevin De Bruyne’s future. Finally we have five reasons why Frank Lampard should go to the MLS.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said he believes that the Italian club have a good chance of keeping hold of star striker Edinson Cavani this summer, despite the interest from Manchester City and Chelsea. Cavani is rumoured to have a £60 million release clause in his contract.
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