Hazard 'would play at left-back' for Conte at Chelsea

Reliable journalist: Giant expected to make starting XI for Tottenham clash v Chelsea

Reliable journalist: Giant expected to make starting XI for Tottenham clash v Chelsea

"Rarely have I been so happy to have a game at home, because Stamford Bridge is generally a real problem for our north London rivals".

While the Belgium international's comments will alleviate some of the Chelsea fans' fears over his departure to Real Madrid this summer, the custodian also revealed that he wants to finalise his future before heading to the World Cup in Russian Federation to block any unwanted distractions.

The goalkeeper, whose contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire in 2019, has repeatedly been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

'I am going to finish the Premier League competition first and then play the World Cup and then I will leave on holiday, ' Hazard said ahead of Belgium's friendly with Saudi Arabia tonight.

Courtois has received criticism for some of his performances of late - notably when Barcelona's Lionel Messi twice scored between his legs - and believes he is subject to greater scrutiny because of the uncertainty over his future.

"I know I'm doing well and I'm coming into top form for the World Cup".

'I have another two years [on my] contract with Chelsea where I am very happy'. "But that is emphasised less and I can hardly change that perception".

Conte guided Chelsea to an emphatic Premier League title win and the FA Cup final in his debut campaign, but has failed to follow that success up in 2017/18.

Antonio Conte's team presently find themselves in fifth spot in the league table with 56 points from 30 outings, five adrift of fourth-placed Spurs.

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