Chelsea legend Ashley Cole believes Eden Hazard will remain at Stamford Bridge, citing his love for the club as the principle reason.

Cole and Hazard were team-mates with the Blues for two years, until Cole’s departure in 2014 for Roma.

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During his time away, Cole has seen Hazard become a hero for the Blues, and the former England international claims he doesn’t understand any reason why the Belgian would want to leave.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday, talking about Hazard and his influence in the game against Liverpool, Cole said:

He was brilliant, the way he [gets] players involved in the game and the chances he had. They have to keep him.

I don’t see why he’d want to leave, the club loves him, he loves the club.

I hope he stays and I think he will stay to be honest. I know how much he adores the club, and everyone loves him. I think he should stay.