Chelsea boss Antonio Conte challenges Eden Hazard to improve his scoring record

Real Madrid star Keylor Navas has been plagued by injuries and errors

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Emulating the exploits of Madrid's five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo and his Barcelona counterpart Messi is something a player of Hazard's considerable talents can plausibly aspire towards more than most, but Conte sees room for improvement for a forward with eight goals to his name across 25 appearances in all competitions this season.

Belgium global Hazard was the star of Chelsea's 2014-15 and 2016-17 Premier League title wins and is again performing impressively this time around. Madrid could use more goal scorers apart from the three attackers present in the 4-3-3 system Zidane tends to use.

"When you are a striker, or a number 10, your speciality must be to score".

CHELSEA face Stoke at Stamford Bridge on Saturday - here is our predicted line-up for the Blues. I think in this aspect he has a lot of space for improvement.

Conte also said he felt he could help Hazard hit the goal-scoring heights if he stayed at Chelsea.

"It is important to try and improve your team, to strengthen and not to sell the best players".

"I think, in the world, everyone has to respect the opinion of everyone else".

Chelsea are aware that talks over a new contract are complicated by the fact that Courtois' ex-girlfriend is now living in Madrid with their two children, and that the former Atletico goalkeeper has long harboured a desire to return to a city that he considers to be home.

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Conte was unwilling to offer any clues as to whether the two players will commit to new contracts, but stressed that negotiations will not be discussed in public.

Quotes attributed to Hazard Snr said that Hazard had "rejected a contract offer but that there had been "no contact with Real".

"If you are in a great club and you trust in the club and the ambition of the club, I think it's right to stay", he said, before directly addressing the furore caused by Thierry Hazard.

"This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of Real, whom he could see himself playing for".

And he spoke openly this month about wanting to return, saying: "Everybody knows that due to my personal situation, Spain attracts me".

"This is the type of conversation for the agent to have with the club", he said.

Meanwhile, Conte also has a fight on his hands to keep hold of his No 1 goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who has also been linked to Real Madrid. Juventus are demanding £25 million, rejecting Chelsea's £17 million bid for a player who has not been afforded many opportunities under Max Allegri this season, with 15 appearances in 34 matches.

"I don't know about this issue".

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