Hazard names Chelsea's two title rivals – and there's no room for Manchester United!

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has appeared to rule Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United out of the title race.

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The Belgian named Liverpool and Manchester City as the Blues’ main rivals in the Premier league, after helping his side to go back to the top of the table by beating Tottenham on Saturday.

Antonio Conte has turned the Londoners’ fortunes around since defeats to Arsenal and Liverpool in September, and the 25-year-old has been one of his key performers.

‘Man City and Liverpool,’ Hazard said when asked who Chelsea’s rivals for the title were.

‘They are both good. If we want to be there at the end, then we have to finish above them.’

Hazard also believes that Chelsea have a big advantage over several of their rivals due to not competing in Europe this season.

‘It’s good. We have one week to prepare for the game and at the end of the week we know what to do when we play,’ he added.

‘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. We do everything to be prepared.’


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