By Adebayo Williams
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has said that only Liverpool and Manchester City are their rivals for the Premier League title. The Belgium winger said although Arsenal defeated them 3-0 in their clash at the Emirates Stadium, they were still not up to standard. Chelsea face City next weekend in the Premier League and will be seeking their eight consecutive league victory against Pep Guardiola’s men. The former Lille of France attacker admitted it would be tough but remained optimistic they had enough firepower to down the Citizens.
“Next week we go to Man City – a very good opponent. We want to keep going like this. We are full of confidence and want to win every game.”
“We know it’s always difficult to win there,” added Hazard ahead of the City trip.
“They won at Burnley and they have a lot of good players – Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne. I hope it will be a good game and if we can win there it will be good.
“Two months ago we went to Arsenal and weren’t ready, but now we know what we have to do. We will give everything and be ready for the game.”
Hazard was full of praise for his Belgium mate, Kevin De Bruyne. He described him as excellent and praised his knowledge of the game.
“I know him well from Belgium and he’s a top player,” continued the winger.
“He didn’t get his chance here at Chelsea, but did very well in Germany and since he went to City he’s been on fire.
“Sometimes you don’t get the chance to play or the system the manager uses isn’t right for you, but now he’s full of confidence.
“I hope next week he’ll have less confidence! It’s good for Belgium that two players are fighting for the title in England, but I hope when we go to the national team we don’t fight! We’re good friends.”
Chelsea seat on top spot with 31 points after their 2-1 comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.