HAZARD SENDS MESSAGE TO MANCHESTER CITY: “WE CAN BEAT ANYONE”

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Chelsea’s next game is a difficult clash against champions Manchester City, but Eden Hazard is raring to go in that game.

Chelsea suffered a horror 4-0 loss to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in midweek, and not many will be predicting a win or even a draw for Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, but Hazard has no fear heading into this game.

The Belgian won the man of the match against Huddersfield on Saturday and bagged a brace in that game as Chelsea return to form.

Hazard’s brace took his season’s tally to 15, while Gonzalo Higuain netted a brace for his first goals for Chelsea, who travel to the Etihad Stadium next Sunday.

Chelsea won the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge 2-0 in December, and while Hazard is expecting a difficult game where City would hold the ball, he believes Chelsea will get the three points.

“It’s going to be a different game than two or three months ago,” Hazard told Chelsea TV.

“I think they will have the ball. City have these kind of players to play together.

“We will defend well and then we will score one goal or two.”

Chelsea have a number of difficult games this month of February, including an away league fixture against Manchester City, a League Cup clash against City, an FA Cup fifth round against Manchester United and a home league clash against Tottenham.

Despite these run of games, Hazard has told his teammates to be focused and stressed that they can beat anyone.

“We need to be focused,” Hazard said.

“This month is going to be hard, but we are Chelsea. We can beat everyone if we want.”

Speaking after the Huddersfield game, Hazard revealed he was happy with the reaction of the team.

“I always say when we lose a game, we need to win the game after and we did well today,” Hazard said.

“We played one of the best games of our season and scored five great goals. The fans were not happy on Wednesday and now they are so we are happy. We want to keep playing like this, like the manager wants.

“I think he (Sarri) will be happy, because he was wanting a reaction from us and we gave him one.”

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