CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho is delighted to see Belgian international Eden Hazard pen a new five-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year-old has dazzled Premier League audiences since his £32m arrival from Lille in 2012.
He has subsequently made 147 appearances for the Blues, scoring 43 goals and winning countless PFA awards along the way.
Mourinho believes Hazard has evolved into one of the world’s best attacking talents, but insists there is yet more to come.
He said: “I am very happy that Eden has signed a new contract. It shows he believes in the club’s coaching staff and players to help him become the best player in the world.
“He is already a top player and his evolution has been fantastic. He is still very young and he can become the best.”
Hazard has been pivotal in Chelsea’s relentless surge towards the title, netting 13 goals in 36 appearances so far this season.
His influence has helped Chelsea take a seven-point lead at the top of the table, while also reaching the Capital One Cup final and the last 16 of the Champions League.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN