Eden Hazard rates Chelsea’s Champions League chances this season

Eden Hazard warns his Chelsea team-mates that they face a very tough task in the Champions League this season

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Eden Hazard has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they will face an extremely difficult task in winning the Champions League this season.

The Blues secured their return to Europe’s elite club competition after having won the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge last season.

The west London side missed out on a place in Europa altogether last season following their disastrous 10th-placed finish in the 2015-16 campaign.

Chelsea are set to kick off their Champions League group stage campaign with a home clash against Qarabag on 14 September.

And although Hazard is desperate to win the Champions League, he believes that Real Madrid are the clear favourites to lift the trophy again this season.

Hazard is quoted as saying by the Sun: “The Champions League is special because I’ve never won it. I got to the semi-finals in 2014 and now I want to play in the final and win it.

“At this moment Real Madrid are the best team in the world. They have won everything and have good players and a great coach. Now, the Champions League is very hard to win.”

Chelsea fans will be hoping to see Hazard in action for the first time for the Blues this season when they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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