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Hazard gives us the best news we could have hoped for

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Sounds like Jose Mourinho found time to buy Eden Hazard a nice new pen, for the Belgian star's done what we've all been waiting for: signed a new Chelsea contract. With time running down on his original five-year deal, agreed in summer 2012, it's been a priority to work out a contract extension, and after more than six months of work it's finally done.

Hazard's new contract will see him committed to the club through the 2019/20 season, and (one would expect) includes a hefty wage. Here's what he has to say about the deal:

I am very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. Since I came here in 2012 I have always felt good and the club has been very supportive to me.

The manager has helped me improve a lot, the fans have been fantastic and I have an amazing understanding with my team-mates. I always try to give pleasure to the supporters with my style of play and it is nice to know they appreciate my work. I hope we can repay that support by winning lots of trophies, beginning with the Capital One Cup at Wembley, and after that, we can push hard towards the end of the season


It'd been a great 24 hours or so to be a Chelsea fan even without this, and Hazard's added to the euphoria of Willian's goal is perhaps the best news we've had all season. He's one of the most talented players in the Premier League and is becoming increasingly consistent and focused. Now let's win some trophies.

Here is a vine of the actual signing since we do that sort of thing now:

PS: And here is a .gif of me right now:

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