The Chelsea manager arrived in England with a reputation for chain smoking
Chelsea players and staff celebrated their Europa League triumph just as their manager would’ve wanted – with tobacco.
Eden Hazard, who inspired the Blues to a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in Baku, was pictured smoking a massive cigar as he bid farewell to the Blues.
The Belgian admitted he will probably join Real Madrid this summer – but not before one last celebration with his team-mates to cap off a trophy-laden Chelsea career.
Goalkeeping coach Hilario shared photos and videos of the raucous post-match scenes, with Hazard at the centre of proceedings.
One of the pictures featured Hazard and a cigar next to Hilario drinking from a beer bottle with the Europa League trophy between them.
Another showed Maurizio Sarri and his coaching staff, including Gianfranco Zola, enjoying a smoke.
Sarri arrived in England with a reputation for chain smoking and often chews cigarette butts on the touchline.
Tobacco is more tolerated in Italian football, and a group of journalists from Italy even gifted Sarri a box of cigarettes after the thrashing of Arsenal.
Hazard scored twice, while Olivier Giroud and Pedro also netted to ensure a memorable night for the Blues in Azerbaijan.
Videos also emerged of the Chelsea stars dancing, with Pedro showing off his moves while fellow winger Willian played the drums.
But while the domestic season may have ended, many of the players must now prepare for international football in June.