Eden Hazard predicts FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC
Eden Hazard looks ahead to Chelsea FC's showdown with FC Barcelona in the Champions League next month
Eden Hazard has warned his Chelsea FC team-mates that they will have to produce a “more than perfect” performance if they want to beat FC Barcelona and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Hazard helped the west London side secure a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the last 16 clash against the Spanish giants at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Willian netted for the Blues in the second half but Antonio Conte’s men were pegged back when Lionel Messi netted an away goal for the La Liga leaders.
Chelsea FC will now have one eye on the return leg at Camp Nou on 14 March as they bid to try and reach the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition.
However, Hazard has warned his team-mate that they will have to be at their absolute best if they want to secure a win over the Catalan side next month.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website after the game, Hazard replied when asked what kind of performance the Blues will need to produce in Spain: “More than perfect.
“We want to keep a clean sheet, for sure, and we will need to score if we want to go through.
“We have three weeks to be ready for the game and we will give everything.”
Hazard will be expecting to start for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Blues are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table, while Manchester United are second.