Hazard reveals why Chelsea have been so poor

Hazard reveals why Chelsea have been so poor

The Egypt worldwide starred in what was probably Arsenal's highlight of the calendar year so far, as they defeated London rivals Chelsea 2-1 in the League Cup semi final where Elneny had a tactical role in neutralising the speed of the Blues' star man Eden Hazard, as he offers more mobility in the most defensive role than Granit Xhaka.

The Premier League champions and La Liga's leaders meet in one of the most attractive last-16 ties later this month, with Chelsea's star forward poised for his latest chance to shine on the biggest stage.

Speaking as pundit on Sky Sports, via the Metro, the former England captain made the bold claim when asked which teams he thought would qualify for next season's Champions League tournament - a cup which only the top four Premier League teams can qualify for. Chelsea's 4-1 loss to Watford came off the back of a similarly dispiriting 3-0 thrashing by Bournemouth, a run which has seen the Conte's side win just five of their last Premier League matches. This year we have less time to be ready for the games.

Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to secure a much-needed win against West Brom at Stamford Bridge next week.

Conte has repeatedly voiced his displeasure at the club's recruitment strategy following the departure of key players in Chelsea's title-winning campaign such as Diego Costa and Nemanja Vidic.

"We changed a couple of things, we lost players, we brought some new ones and every year is different", Hazard added.

On the pitch, Pep Guardiola's side can move sixteen points clear at the summit with a win with the three teams below them going into the weekend not playing until Sunday and Monday. That's why football is special.

"You know, they have a guy who is not from this world", he said.



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