Chelsea and Belgium talisman, Eden Hazard is still not yet recovered from his knee injury. The attacking midfielder was a major force behind Chelsea’s title win last season, as his dynamic displays provided the X-factor for Conte’s outfit.
Although he is yet to make a Premier League appearance so far, Hazard is already in the news as he has named the teams that will challenge Chelsea for the Premier league title this season.
“It’s not just one team, I think all of the teams have got really good players,” Hazard told The Daily Mail.
“Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and good managers as well. So we will see…”
“The most important thing for me is just to recover, so I can get back in the squad and go out on the pitch to play.”
“My goal is just to play football and to enjoy myself in front of the fans.”
“You know I just want to recover from my injury, it is too bad I missed the first games, but when I am back I just want to be playing at Stamford Bridge and having fun.”
It was noticeable that Hazard did not include Tottenham as a title rival. Spurs, who finished second last season, have been on the rise over the last few years.
With Harry Kane leading the line, and the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in midfield, Tottenham look a formidable force.
Time will only tell if Eden Hazard was right to brush aside this Tottenham side.