Eden Hazard fires message at Man City after Chelsea thrashing
Eden Hazard says Chelsea have what it takes to catch Manchester City in the race for the title
Eden Hazard helped to fire Chelsea to a 4-0 thrashing of West Brom on Saturday – and then warned Manchester City that the Blues are out to get them in the race for the Premier League title.
The Belgian playmaker was in superb form for Antonio Conte’s men as the west London side ran riot at The Hawthorns to move up to second place in the Premier League table.
Alvaro Morata opened the scoring for the Blues after great play from Hazard, and it was the Belgian who made it 2-0 shortly after.
Marcos Alonso fired the home side into a 3-0 lead before half-time, and Hazard scored again on the hour-mark to complete the rout.
Manchester City beat Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday as they continued their fine form in the Premier League, with Pep Guardiola’s men nine points ahead of Chelsea.
But Hazard, who helped to fire Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, is convinced that the Blues can catch the leaders in the race for the title.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Hazard said: “Manchester City are winning a lot of games but we want to close the gap.
“You never know in the Premier League. Last year we won 12 or 13 games in a row so why not again? We have to be ready for that.”
Chelsea return to Champions League action on Wednesday night when they take on Qarabag looking to take a step closer towards the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition.