Hazard: "Fàbregas has given everything to Chelsea"

Chelsea striker Eden Hazard has paid tribute to Cesc Fabregas as the Spanish midfielder prepares to make his exit from Stamford Bridge to join Monaco.

Fabregas has given 'everything' to Chelsea, says Hazard

Chelsea star Eden Hazard praised Cesc Fàbregas for giving "everything" to the club amid reports the midfielder is set to join Monaco. Fàbregas, 31, was in tears as he left the pitch after Chelsea's 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest, having captained the side but missed a first-half penalty.

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest - FA Cup Third RoundCesc Fàbregas attending Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge before Saturday's FA Cup tie

Chelsea successes

The Spaniard won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and an EFL Cup after arriving at Stamford Bridge from Barcelona in 2014. When asked what Fabregas had given Chelsea, Hazard said: "Everything".

Cesc Fàbregas waves goodbye

"Top guy"

The Belgian continued: "In five years, I can say that I was lucky to play with him. Since the beginning, when he came, we saw with the first year we won the double together. A top guy on the pitch, off the pitch, great friend of mine, not just admiration. I hope he will have a good future. He's a bit old now, but he's still very good and he will enjoy."

If he joins Monaco as expected, Fàbregas will reunite with former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry, who is trying to guide the club out of the relegation zone in Ligue 1.