Hazard confirms he is staying at Chelsea for 2018-19 season

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That stance has since changed, though, and the 27-year-old - tipped to become the world's best player by boss Maurizio Sarri - accepts that he will remain a Chelsea player until at least next year.

'I think it was a bit of a insane game, which is usual in the Premier League.

"Three points is an important target for us, we did very well for 75 minutes but inside that, 15 minutes were awful", he said.

On the touch-line, Sarri, wearing a baggy blue T-shirt and track-suit pants, waved his arms in frustration as he implored his players to close Arsenal down in their own half as the Gunners showed signs of fighting their way into the game. In that 15 minutes we were not able to do this. We moved the ball very quickly, we played vertical balls.

"I am happy with Mesut because he worked hard", Emery told Arsenal.com.

"I think that the players were very good in the second half".

"Three points is an important target for us, we did very well for 75 minutes but inside that, 15 minutes were disgusting", he stated.

Despite some sloppy defending in the win against Arsenal, Chelsea looked assured going forward and the players have bought in to ex-banker Sarri's ideas. So we were in trouble. But we need to continue to press and press in the other half. Otherwise it might be a problem.

Morata only scored one top-flight goal after the turn of the year as speculation over his Chelsea future intensified amid links with Serie A and La Liga.

Hazard started the game against Arsenal from the subs bench following his exertions at this summers World Cup but made an instant impact following his 61st-minute introduction.

"Sarri knows me for a long time and I watched a lot of his matches. My target now is to play 90 minutes like the first 25".

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