Maurizio Sarri considering quitting smoking during his time at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri considering quitting smoking during his time at Chelsea

Eden Hazard could be a frightening prospect under the leadership of Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

After helping Belgium to a third-place finish, he said: "After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different".

Ahead of the clash between City and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Pep Guardiola's side laid down a real marker on route to winning the title in record-breaking fashion, Hazard appeared to mock Sterling and the way he runs.

He further added, "He's [Sarri] known me for a long time, I've watched a lot of his games, he likes to play and that's what matters in my opinion".

"Everybody knows what I have said after the World Cup".

"No I needed half-time and the first half to end, not a cigarette", he said.

Former Premier League star Wayne Bridge told Starsport last month that keeping Hazard - and his team-mate Willian - was essential for Chelsea.

The closure of the English transfer window on 9 August means Chelsea now can not sign any players until January. I'm happy here, I do not want to talk about that yet.

"I am going to stop for just one or two years then I will start again". "Last year it was direct, I had to protect the ball in the air and that's not my best quality".

The 24-year-old, who made five appearances as Croatia reached the World Cup final in Russian Federation, came on to make his Blues debut in Chelsea's 3-2 win over Arsenal.

"I am really very happy". We moved the ball very quickly, we played vertical balls.

Prior to May's FA Cup final win over Manchester United Hazard said the delay was because he was "waiting for good players".

"The transfer window in England is already closed. We need to improve little things, but I think in this way we are very unsafe and can play against any team in the world". "We started to work all together two weeks ago, so my target now is to play 90 minutes like the first 25".