As the legendary Frank Lampard once (probably?) said, the trouble with losing to Tottenham is that they make DVDs of it for the next ten years. Taking up Lampard’s anti-Spurs DVD-makers agenda is none other than Eden Hazard, who confirmed Leicester City’s Premier League title last year by scoring the equalizer against Spurs at Stamford Bridge, and now looks set to lead Chelsea back to the top, with Spurs the only team remaining in with a chance to deny the Blues a second championship in three seasons.
But while Hazard has many friends at the North London outfit, that just adds to his conviction to deny them the trophy. Alongside fellow Belgians Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, he wants to retain upper hand when it comes to dressing room banter at the Belgian national team.
“That is why we want to win the trophy because if we go to the national team they will speak too much! So we need the trophy for Chelsea.”
Hazard of course knows the job is not done, but as one of the first Chelsea players to publicly admit to title aspirations this season, he’s confident that the team will see the job through.
“We are in a good position. They are waiting for us to lose points but if we do the job we will be champions in the end. We have to be ready because in England you never know, you can lose points against every team but we are professional, we know what to do if we want to be champion.”
“When we see Tottenham, everything is not done. It is one step closer but we have seven games left to play and we have to be ready for everything.”
-Eden Hazard; source: Chelsea FC
Next up for Chelsea will be another massive game, away to Manchester United next weekend. Then, it’s another meeting with Spurs, this time for a place in the FA Cup final. With Hazard firing on all cylinders, we should be able to take a couple more steps closer to not only the league title, but a Premier League and FA Cup double.