Eden Hazard Relishes Chelsea Sleeper Role in Premier League Title Race

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Chelsea is not considered a front-runner in the Premier League title race, and that’s just fine with Blues forward Eden Hazard. Right now, the pundits, fans, observers and bookies all see a two horse race right now between Liverpool and Manchester City.

That’s just fine with the 27-year-old Belgian, who has two goals and two assists on the young season, in helping the Blues to a perfect start this term. Only the aforementioned Liverpool and Watford have matched Chelsea in taking all three points from their first four matches. The Blues head into the international break in second place, due to being one goal behind the Reds in the goal differential tie-breaker.

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“That’s good,” Hazard responded when asked about how it feels for the Blues to not be branded as the favorites.

“We are a little bit in the shadow. We just try to do our job, win games and then we will see.”

“Of course, I believe, especially in Premier League, you never know what can happen. They (City and Liverpool) can drop points, we can win points. In a couple of weeks’ time we are playing Liverpool, which is a massive game. So if we win (our title chances improve). Last year we won 1-0 here, so we need to repeat this.”

Chelsea host Liverpool on Sept 29 in league action, but the two teams will also square off four days prior, as they commence their League Cup campaigns in a third round clash. The Blues are off for the next 12 days, back in action again when they host Cardiff City in league play Sept 15.

This past weekend, Hazard said that he really enjoys the style of football being played under new manager Maurizio Sarri. He reiterated just how much fun he is having with this new aggressive, attacking style.

“He just wants us to play football. We have good players to play football and at the moment we are enjoying games, but we’ll see (if we truly are) a strong team when we lose a game,” Hazard continued.

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“At the moment we are not losing, so it’s easy to say we are good, we are beautiful.”

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