Eden Hazard believes Chelsea did a great job to finish in the top four this season but insists winning the Europa League will make the season better.
When asked to give Chelsea’s season a rating out of 10, Hazard said: “Now it’s like six-and-a-half. If we win in Baku, it is going to be maybe a seven-and-a-half.”
Chelsea finished third in the Premier League, 26 points behind champions Manchester City.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been criticised by Chelsea fans this season but Hazard insists the Blues must maintain the same philosophy next season but do it better by winning games.
“When you look at the season, (Manchester City and Liverpool) are far better than us. If we want to compete with them next season, we need to do it better. It’s that simple. We need to win games in football – if you don’t, you’re in trouble,” Hazard added.
“How can we bridge the gap if the transfer ban remains in place? I think if we can keep the same philosophy as this season, keep playing football like we tried to do it this season but in a better way, that’s it.”
“We are the best team in London, I have no doubt about that. But the league is so competitive,” added Hazard.
“To be in the top four in the Premier League is very hard. We have achieved this, we worked all together during the season.
“We did a great job. Could it have been better? Of course, but at the end the target is to be in the top four and we are.”