Silverware would make Chelsea's season a success, says Hazard

Posted February 10, 2018

Eden Hazard admits changes at Chelsea in the summer of 2017 made things "different" for the defending Premier League champions.

Antonio Conte's job at Stamford Bridge is hanging by a thread.

"That's why we love football. I'm pretty sure we can beat them if we play together".

Their season is not lost, though, and can still be salvaged if everybody starts to pull in the same direction.

The Premier League champions and La Liga's leaders meet in one of the most attractive last-16 ties later this month, with Chelsea's star forward poised for his latest chance to shine on the biggest stage.

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Managing that schedule could, however, prove tricky, with Hazard conceding that Chelsea found the going easier last season as they were free of European commitments.

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Speaking as pundit on Sky Sports, via the Metro, the former England captain made the bold claim when asked which teams he thought would qualify for next season's Champions League tournament - a cup which only the top four Premier League teams can qualify for.

'If we fail to compete for the title this season, we have to prepare for the next season, but now we are only thinking about finishing as high as possible in the league'.

"From the start of my experience with Chelsea they try to stay behind me in every game and they continue to do this and I am happy and proud for this".