Chelsea’s defeat to Spurs in the London Derby on Saturday evening was a massive blow to their ambitions of winning the Premier League title. The Blues have to fulfill realistic aims under their new manager now.
Chelsea are still considered top contenders to the Premier League in spite of being beaten 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening. The Blues are third but fell behind Liverpool and Manchester City in their title bid of acquainting the title back to the Stamford Bridge.
However, their top goalscorer Eden Hazard has said in a recent interview that the Blues can all but rule themselves out of the race to the Premier League’s summit and believes that Manchester City are the team to beat at this moment.
‘We are thinking about finishing in the top four, not to be the champions. We know City are not much better than Chelsea but they are better at the moment,’ Hazard said according to the Evening Standard: ‘In what areas are City better? A lot of things: possession; when they have chances, they score; maybe defensively they are better. They have top players.
‘Is it due to their consistency as well, winning game after game? Yes, of course. They are in good momentum since last year and we need to be back like this.‘
‘It could have been a lot worse on Saturday. Everything was bad against Spurs. Against Tottenham, it is always going to be hard to start a game 2-0 down.
‘We tried to push but it was not enough. It was a bad day, we need to move forward and try to bounce back.
‘When you lose one, you don’t want to make it two. We have to win, we have to play better and win again.
‘We want to go on another unbeaten run now. We want to take points. The target is to finish in the top four. In the Premier League, anything can happen.
‘Next Sunday we can beat Fulham and other teams can lose points. There is no need to panic. We have been playing good football.
‘We have shown since the beginning of the season we are a good team. So no panic, just try to forget this game.’
Eden Hazard is being realistic about Chelsea’s Premier League chances and winning the UEFA Champions League spot should be the correct aim for the Blues. The Belgium international may also slowly have begun packing his bags for a new adventure after dropping yet another signal about his future last week.
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