Chelsea finally won a Premier League match on Saturday, ending a three-match losing streak in the process. The relief after getting a decent result was obvious from the manager, the players, and the fans. Eden Hazard, however, denied that the players were feeling any pressure during Chelsea's terrible start to the campaign:
"We don't have pressure, we play like we want. Sometimes we get results, sometimes not. We didn't start well this season, everybody knows that. We have to do better. If we want to finish in the top four we have to win a lot of games now - this is the first one."
"I played a very good game against Stoke but we didn't get a good result. Today I played a good game - we played a good game - and it's always good to get a standing ovation."
I find it hard to believe that the players haven't been feeling any pressure, after such a terrible start to the campaign. That pressure should lessen a bit now that they've ended their three-match skid.
Regardless, We'd all love it if you played like this more often, Eden. We'll give you a standing ovation every time you do, and your teammates will likely feel a lot less pressure, as results will surely follow.