Eden Hazard sends warning to Liverpool FC ahead of Chelsea clash
Eden Hazard says Chelsea will be ready for action when they take on Liverpool FC on Saturday
Eden Hazard has warned Liverpool FC that Chelsea will be ready to fire on all cylinders when they take on the Reds at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Blues booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night when they secured an impressive 4-0 victory over 10-man Qarabag in Azerbaijan.
Hazard scored from the penalty spot in the first half as the Belgian playmaker played for 65 minutes during the Champions League clash.
Two goals from Willian and a penalty from Cesc Fabregas in the second half wrapped up the victory for Antonio Conte’s men as they booked their place in the knockout phase in style.
Chelsea must now quickly switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their crunch clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening.
However, despite the long journey to Baku, Hazard is confident that Chelsea will be in good shape to take on the Reds this weekend.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Hazard said: “We have a big game on Saturday, so some of the players were on the bench to rest.
“I came off. N’Golo [Kante] too, so yeah it’s easy.
“It’s good I only played 60-65 minutes. We’ll be ready for Saturday.”
Chelsea head into the game in third place in the Premier League table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games of the new campaign.
Liverpool FC, meanwhile, are currently fifth and 12 points adrift of top spot.