Chelsea’s Costa keen on playing with Hazard for “very long time”

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While rumors of a move to Spain continue to surround Eden Hazard, one of the Belgian’s Chelsea teammates is hoping the 26-year-old will remain at Stamford Bridge for “a very long time.”

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Striker Diego Costa has enjoyed loads of success since joining the Blues in 2014 from Atletico Madrid, and a lot of the Spaniard’s tremendous form can be attributed to his link-up with Hazard.

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This season, the duo have combined for 32 Premier League goals, with Costa and Hazard netting 18 and 14, respectively, en route to Chelsea’s current seven-point lead at the top of England’s first division.

Despite intrigue from others clubs hoping to secure Hazard services, Costa is enjoying his time with the attacker and hopes their partnership up front lasts for seasons to come.

“Playing with Eden is something beautiful,” Costa told the London Evening Standard. “You’re playing on the field and at the same time enjoying what he does because he is a top player.

“At every moment I know when he is going to pass the ball to me and I also know when he wants the ball from me to complete the move.

“He’s a boy that impresses me every day, he has a huge potential. He is a beautiful person, a humble guy.

“We get on really well while playing and I hope we stay together like this for a very long time.”