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Chelsea go away to Manchester United this Sunday for a very important top four clash as the two teams fight for a top four spot.
United are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table, though can go level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea on 67 points if they win on Sunday. However, a win for the Blues will keep Chelsea in fourth and a point behind Tottenham who were beaten by West Ham on Saturday.
Eden Hazard has been Chelsea’s best player this season and it has been a very productive season for the Belgian who has been nominated in a 6-man list for the PFA Player of the Year award.
Hazard has been directly involved in 29 goals this season, and has more assists than any player in the league.
Jose Mourinho produced a masterpiece last season when he deployed Ander Herrera to man-mark Hazard and ensured that the Chelsea star was anonymous in the game.
Speaking ahead of today’s game with Manchester United, Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has now revealed plans to stop Hazard from performing in the game.
“Don’t give him too much space because he will do something great, he’s a fantastic player,” Lindelof told the United Review.
“He’s shown that for a lot of years now. You have to stay close to him and don’t let him have any space with the ball facing our goal.”
Speaking on Chelsea’s threat as a team, Lindelof went on: “They’re just a very good team with some fantastic players. Even if they have a bad day, they still have very good individual players who can create chances from almost nothing.
“They’re very good in possession so you have to be really focused when you’re defending. You can’t give them too much space. They’re a good team but we’ll be ready for this game.”