LOFTUS-CHEEK ADMITS HE’S LUCKY TO PLAY ALONGSIDE EDEN HAZARD

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted he’s lucky to play alongside Eden Hazard, a player that he described as one of the best in the world.

Hazard scored a brilliant solo goal against West Ham on Monday night.

“He’s one of the best in the world for sure,” Loftus-Cheek said. “I’m just lucky to play with him and learn from him as much as I can because when you’ve got him in your team, it’s a big bonus. He can score goals like that from nowhere all by himself.”

Loftus-Cheek started consecutive Chelsea games for the first time in three years and admitted his troublesome back injury was currently being managed well.

“My back feels good so I’m really happy with that and it’s two games in a row for me for the first time in a while,” he added.

“I know physically that I’m not going to be at my peak condition right now but I’m doing my best and I think that will come with the more games I play.

“It was a massive game to win tonight. It takes us third in the table and puts us right in the mix. We know it’s close up there so nothing is set yet but we have to keep winning.

“We’ve been working hard all season and now you’re starting to see some really good football on the pitch. The combinations we were playing to get out from the back were really good and the only thing missing was more goals. We had a lot of chances but thankfully Eden scored twice.”

Meanwhile, Hazard has revealed the secret to his record breaking season for Chelsea.

The Belgian captain has been in incredible form this season, scoring 16 goals and providing 12 assists in the Premier League.

“Statistically it’s my best season,” Hazard told Sky Sports.

“The way he (Sarri) thinks in football is the way I think in football. So it’s easy to understand each other.

“OK, sometimes we lost, but at the end the way he wants us to play is the same way I want Chelsea to play. That’s why we have a good relationship.”

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