Chelsea morning news: Hazard closes on new deal, Champions League predictor

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A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is reportedly closer to a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian is being tipped to follow fellow countryman Thibaut Courtois and Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta in committing his future to the club.

Chelsea have reportedly defied Paris Saint-Germain on more than one occasion, as the French side look to buy him.

Chelsea are ranked third favourites to win the Champions League title according to Bloomberg Sport predictions.

The formula has put Chelsea behind Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, favourites to retain their title.

Chelsea have an 11.87% chance of winning the tournament according to the prediction.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has poured praise onto Cesc Fabregas for helping Diego Costa get off to a great start this season.

The forward has seven goals in four Premier League games and should make his first Champions League appearance for the Blues tomorrow night.

“To play with Fabregas is the dream of every striker. The guy sees the movement, sees the pass, is not selfish, makes always the right choice,” he told Chelsea TV.

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