Eden Hazard fires Chelsea warning at Man United
Eden Hazard warns Manchester United that Chelsea are full of confidence as they prepare for next weekend's showdown at Stamford Bridge
Eden Hazard has warned Manchester United that Chelsea are full of confidence heading into next weekend’s showdown with the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian playmaker was named as the man of the match as the Blues secured a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City after 10 games of the new campaign.
The Blues are preparing to take on Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night before turning their attentions back to Premier League affairs and their crunch clash with Manchester United in west London next weekend.
And Hazard feels that he and his team-mates are gaining momentum as they prepare to welcome Jose Mourinho’s men to Stamford Bridge.
Hazard told BT Sport after Chelsea’s win on Saturday: “A big week is coming, so it was important also for the confidence to stay high, after the game against Watford, to win at Bournemouth.
“We are full of confidence now, two big games in Champions League and Premier League. And we are ready to play both.”
Manchester United kept their place in second place in the Premier League table on Saturday when they were 1-0 winners over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
That result left Mourinho’s men second in the table and five points behind Manchester City heading into next weekend’s crunch round of fixtures.
Chelsea won the title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge last term.