Hazard loves playing with Chelsea pals Mata, Oscar

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says he enjoys playing with Oscar and Juan Mata.

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says he enjoys playing with Oscar and Juan Mata.

Hazard has worked well in partnership with Oscar and Mata, in particular, behind a lone centre forward in what manager Rafa Benitez describes as a second offensive line.

"It's great and it's a real pleasure to play alongside players of that calibre," Hazard said. "As a young, developing player myself, it's brilliant for me because you learn playing alongside these guys and you develop your own game in the process.

"In terms of players such as John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, you're talking about some of the best players in the world.

"Training alongside those players every day helps you learn all the time. They tell you what you need to know out on the pitch and they instil the qualities which are needed."

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