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I still dream of Real Madrid move, says Eden Hazard

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Barkley has operated largely as understudy to Mateo Kovacic in recent weeks but, having been selected ahead of the on-loan Real Madrid man, the England worldwide responded by setting up Eden Hazard's 30th-minute opening goal before adding the second - his first for the club - just before the hour.

The victory sends Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool's heavyweight clash with Manchester City at Anfield this afternoon. "So I will see", he commented. Sometimes I think I want to stay. "It is my future".

The Blues ran out 3-0 winners, with Barkley winning back possession then providing the assist for Hazard's opening goal in the first half, before grabbing his first Chelsea goal himself in the second.

Maurizio Sarri thinks Hazard is capable of scoring 40 goals this term, and Chelsea fans are hoping their club can launch a title tilt if Hazard continue to shine in attack. He said: "I don't want to lie today".

The Blues are, according to Sky Sports, hopeful they will be able to convince the Belgian to agree to a new deal and extend his stay with the London club despite talks failing previous year as Madrid's interest emerged. "He knows in his mind what he wants but I'd love to play with him for many more years". I was dreaming about this club.

"I didn't like the poor consideration he had for the reserve players, but he is exceptional in what he does", Gabbiadini told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport. "But we will talk about my future soon".

Hazard openly admitted he wasn't certain what was the right decision to make.

"I am playing good football at the moment". Eden is a winger, a pure winger, so I don't think it's possible for Eden to be top scorer in the league.

But Sarri now believes Barkley is nearing a return to his best and, having impressed at St Mary's, expects his player to get better as the season progresses.

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