Hazard names Chelsea’s two biggest title rivals

Published by on November 28, 2016

Chelsea are in a great position in the title race after their 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Spurs’ 26-year wait for three points at Stamford Bridge goes on after the Blues came from behind to go top of the table.

Incredibly, it’s still only 18 months since they last won the Premier League, but it feels like a lifetime ago after last season’s 10th-placed finish.

Christian Eriksen’s early strike for Tottenham appeared to have put them in trouble, but it was testament to Chelsea’s spirit – and perhaps a little of the Lilywhites taking their eye off the ball – that goals from Pedro and Victor Moses gave them the win.

Just a matter of weeks ago, Sir Alex Ferguson was among the many to raise questions about whether Antonio Conte’s men were even in the title race.

Now, they have to be among the very favourites. Officially, that mantle still falls to Manchester City, who are at 15/8, but Chelsea are now at 2/1 after the weekend’s action.

Eden Hazard believes his team have two main rivals for the trophy, and judging by the latest round of fixtures, he looks spot on.

Asked which teams he was most worried about, he told Sky Sports:

“Man City and Liverpool.

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

It’s interesting that he’s left Arsenal out of that list, as it’s only a couple of months since the Gunners thrashed Chelsea 3-0, so maybe the title race is even more unpredictable than the Belgian has reckoned for.