Eden Hazard issues Chelsea FC rallying cry after Tottenham defeat
The Chelsea FC star is hoping the Blues can bounce back swiftly from a disappointing loss to Tottenham at the weekend
Eden Hazard has urged Chelsea FC to move on from their disappointing loss at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a key Europa League fixture on Thursday night.
Spurs eased to a commanding 3-1 victory over Chelsea FC at Wembley on Saturday evening to end the west London side’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane in the opening 16 minutes put Spurs in charge of the London derby before Son Heung-Min sealed three points after the break.
Chelsea FC dropped down to fourth place in the Premier League table following their first league defeat of Maurizio Sarri’s reign.
The west London outfit are seven points adrift of current leaders Manchester City to pour cold water on talk of a sustained title challenge this season.
Sarri’s side will be hoping to continue their pursuit of a Champions League qualification spot after Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot last term.
The Blues will take on PAOK Thessaloniki FC in the Europa League on Thursday before a home clash against Premier League strugglers Fulham.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website following the disappointing 3-1 loss at Wembley, Hazard said:
“We didn’t play a good game and everybody could see that.
“We started the game very badly and conceded two goals early. Against this kind of team, when you are 2-0 down, it is hard to come back. We tried but it was not enough.
“It is hard to start a game after 15 minutes when we have conceded two goals. We tried, but then we pushed and conceded another one at the start of the second half.
“We had a bad game and we just need to forget about this and move forward. We need to analyse everything and then maybe talk together, and try to win again.”
Hazard has scored seven goals in 12 games in the Premier League this season but the Belgian forward hasn’t found the net since a 3-0 victory over Southampton on 7 October.