City and Reds in title race

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November 29, 2016
City and Reds in title race

FEELING THE PRESSURE: Hazard

Hazard: If we want to be there at the end, then we have to finish above them.

Eden Hazard believes the Premier League title race is down to just three clubs.

The Chelsea superstar expects Manchester City and Liverpool to be the Blues’ main rivals after the top three sides all enjoyed victories on the weekend.

Chelsea retained their place at the summit after they claimed a seventh successive league victory with a 2-1 home triumph over Tottenham and will hope to continue the hot streak when they travel to third-placed City on Saturday.

Of the Blues’ biggest rivals, the Belgian says: “Man City and Liverpool. They are both good. If we want to be there at the end, then we have to finish above them.”

Second-placed Liverpool overcame a stubborn Sunderland 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday, while City rallied for a 2-1 victory at Burnley earlier in the day.

Chelsea, who finished 10th last campaign, are in fine form, having scored 19 goals and conceded just one during their winning run and Hazard admitted the absence of European football had given Antonio Conte’s side a vital advantage.

The 25-year-old adds: “We have one week to prepare for the game and at the end of the week, we know what to do when we play.

“Last year, we were just doing recovery so we weren’t always ready for the game but that’s not the case now. We’re concentrating on the opposition during the week and give everything.

“We do lots of tactical work and video work, it depends who we’re playing.”

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