Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille since 2012 and was on a backward trend during Mourinho’s second spell at the club.
Though the 25-year-old footballer may not really want to play in the French league (Ligue 1), as speculated by the club’s interim boss Guus Hiddink who said: “I think he has some years more to go”; Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea in the summer may improve the footballer’s happiness and cause him to stay Stamford Bridge.
The Italian tactician who’s penned a 3-year-contract has already notified the club that he wants Hazard on board.
The 25-year-old winger scored his first Premier League goals of the season with a brace in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Hiddink is backing the Belgium international attacker to stay. The manager believes that Hazard who won the PFA Award for the 2014/2015 season has more to contribute toward Chelsea’s success in the near future. Hiddink thinks the player will be at his best form next term.
Guss Hiddink said:
“It’s important that [Hazard] is here next year.
“He has some more years to go on his contract. And what I do know is that he is very happy with everything at Chelsea, and everything around Chelsea.
“He is very important and if he is fit he will be very important again next season.”
Hiddink added: “He’s very light, very fresh now in training, he’s been enjoying it and making jokes.
“He’s playing free with no doubt in his mind and no frustrations, so this is a good sign for me. Now he can go on for the whole season.
“He’s not fully fit yet, so without taking any risks in the upcoming days he can regain that. And then of course the mental fitness will go accordingly.
“It’s been a very bad season for him, we don’t like to neglect the facts. It’s difficult for a talented, high-quality player like Hazard. I think this season he had a difficult season, falling into injuries, coming back, nearly getting back then getting injured again.
“When you come back properly you’ll be back well, and he showed that. When he is fully fit physically and mentally then he is one of the best. And I think he can regain the [PFA] award. He has the capacity to gain it back in coming years.”