Emerson: Chelsea players are afraid of losing Hazard

Emerson Palmieri recently revealed Chelsea players are afraid of losing a star player in Belgian skipper Eden Hazard.

With rumours of a switch to Madrid making the rounds, Emerson has hinted Hazard’s move to Los Blancos will be a huge loss for the Blues.

The former Roma man was in action against Wolves that needed the intervention of Hazard to score a last gasp equaliser and rescue a point at Stamford Bridge.

That goal took Hazard’s total to 13 league goals coupled with seven assists this season, and Emerson believes his exit will leave a huge gap.

“He shows every day how important he is,” Emerson told Sky Sports. “Obviously we have many players of quality in our team but he is on another level, and is one of the best in the world.

“I personally cannot see him leaving, but you never know in football. Like Chelsea fans, we are afraid that he might leave, I still believe that he will stay and we really want him to stay.”

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The stalemate against Wolves means Sarri’s men are three points adrift of the top four with nine games to play, and Emerson is confident of securing that Champions League qualification spot.

“It is not nine games we have got left, it is nine cup finals,” Emerson said. “We are very confident we are going to make it, at the weekend we dropped points, but we are confident we can make up for it and remedy the situation.

“Our objective is to win the nine games, starting with Everton on Sunday and get and stay in the top four. We keep saying we need to be in the top four.”

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