Reuben Loftus-Cheek

In an interview with CNN Sport, Chelsea midfielder and England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek addressed the uncertainty surrounding Eden Hazard’s future at the club.

Hazard recently announced that he had made up his mind over his next move, and while his Chelsea teammates understand that his future may lie away from Stamford Bridge, Loftus-Cheek tells CNN they are still hopeful he may see out the final year of his contract.

Loftus-Cheek also discusses the influence Hazard has had on his own career, telling CNN: “I think he will be remembered as one of the best players to have played for Chelsea, but also one of the best players to have played in England”

On Hazard’s legacy at Chelsea:

“I think he will be remembered as one of the best players to have played for Chelsea, but also one of the best players to have played in England. I think what he has done for Chelsea over the past seven years is remarkable, and he’s helped Chelsea win Premier League titles, Europa League titles.”

On Hazard’s potential move away from the club:

“He is such a talented player, but he’s still got time left to improve and be even more magical. As a club then Chelsea thanks him for what he has done if he does decide to move on but we all want him to stay obviously.”

On what he’s learnt from Hazard:

“I think just being around him, just being able to play with him and kind of observe how he is as a person and a human being. He’s a very nice person, he is so focused on what he does. He has a quiet confidence about him that is rare I think. It’s good to see all the different personalities. He’s very quiet and focused; someone else might be loud and vocal. He is definitely one of the best players I’ve played with.”