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Chelsea news: Sarri makes Hazard claim, Lampard to return, Jorginho explains Man City snub

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Maurizio Sarri has backed Eden Hazard to score 40 goals this season following his opener against Liverpool.

“The match was beautiful,” he said.

“I am happy with the performance, I am disappointed they scored in the last few minutes but I feel the draw is the right result.

“Hazard can score 40 goals this season, I really think this.


“I believe Sarri’s arrival played a big part on it.”


Chelsea star Jorginho

“He is a great player and a great man.”

Frank Lampard is set to return to Stamford Bridge next month.

The Derby boss masterminded a Carabao Cup win at Manchester United on Tuesday, winning on penalties following a 2-2 draw.

The draw for the fourth round was made on Saturday evening.

And Derby were handed an away tie at Chelsea, the club where Lampard enjoyed a successful 13-year spell.

Jorginho has revealed why he chose to join the Blues over Manchester City during the summer.

“There are a lot of things behind a negotiation process,” he told ESPN.

“I believe Sarri’s arrival played a big part on it.

“And there’s also the greatness of Chelsea, such a big club. So these factors helped me make up my mind.

“[Sarri and I have] a pretty good relationship. He’s always bantering, joking with me.

“He didn’t call me, because he’s not the type to be phoning players, but of course, through agents, I knew what his wish was and what kind of work would be put in here.”

Chelsea return to action on Thursday as they host Videoton in the Europa League.



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