Eden Hazard insisted that his side ‘need to be focused’ in their hunt for a top-four finish after beating Huddersfield on Saturday, and also spoke on how the Blues can beat Manchester City.
Chelsea took a big step towards reaching their goal on Saturday after a thumping 5-0 win over Huddersfield in the Premier League, with Hazard scoring a brace to send his side on course to an emphatic victory at Stamford Bridge.
Maurizio Sarri’s side will face a tougher test next time out, though, as the Blues travel to face champions Manchester City away next Sunday. Speaking to Chelsea TV, Hazard admitted: “Need to be focused… But we are Chelsea. We can beat anyone if we want.”
Asked more specifically how Chelsea can beat the champions next weekend, Hazard responded: “N’Golo [Kante] and David [Luiz]. That’s the best way to win the game.
“It’s going to be a different game. I think they will have the ball, because City have these kind of players.
200 – Eden Hazard has now been directly involved in 200 goals in his top-flight league career (116 goals, 84 assists), with 129 of those coming for Chelsea. Amass. #CHEHUD
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“We will defend well and score one goal or two.”
January signing Gonzalo Higuain also scored his first goals for his new side during Saturday’s emphatic win, as the Argentine forward matched Hazard’s attacking exploits by recording a brace of his own, with defender David Luiz rounding off the result with a late fifth for Chelsea.
The result saw Sarri’s side leapfrog Arsenal once again and return to the top four, however the Gunners have a game in hand as they play Manchester City on Sunday.