HAZARD: I USUALLY SCORE AGAINST WEST HAM

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Eden Hazard has a good scoring ratio against Newcastle and Bournemouth and also tends to find the net against West Ham.

Chelsea are away to West Ham this afternoon in a London derby between two teams with contrasting fortunes, and Hazard opened up on his scoring against these teams.

“There are certain teams who I seem to score quite regularly against, like Newcastle and Bournemouth,” Hazard tells the official Chelsea website.

“West Ham are another one as well, it’s a derby so it’s always exciting to play against them and if I can score again that would be good. Also I know that when I score, under Antonio, we win the game. I read that in the newspaper so I hope that can continue.

“My favourite goal against them would be my first one, Juan Mata gave me the ball and I shot with my left foot. I also made an assist for Frank Lampard to score his 200th goal in that game, and we won 2-0, so it was a good day.”

Both teams are in contrasting positions and need the three points for different reasons, with Chelsea looking to apply further pressure on the two Manchester clubs in the title race as they meet tomorrow, while West Ham are going in search of their first win under new manager David Moyes to try and come out of the relegation zone.

“We need to keep the same spirit, we are on a good run of form and we need to keep going like this,” says Hazard. “Playing away from home is never easy but we’ve had some good results at West Ham in the past so I hope it will be the same again. We will try to go there, put pressure on them and score early because when you score early the game is normally easier.

“They want to get away from the relegation zone and go higher in the league, but we are ready, we have good players and we know how to deal with this kind of pressure. We will give everything, that’s for sure.”

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