Hazard delighted to be Chelsea's middle man

Hazard delighted to be Chelsea's middle man

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LONDON : Chelsea's Eden Hazard stated he was relishing the midfield position that had allowed him to play such an influential half within the London aspect's surge in the direction of the Premier League title.

Talking after a 2-1 win at West Ham United that put the Blues 10 factors clear on the prime, the Belgian stated Antonio Conte's Three-Four-Three system was getting the most effective out of him.

"It's simpler for me to maneuver inside," stated Hazard, who opened the scoring after an exciting counter-attack within the 25th minute. "Typically once I play large I'm alone. On this system we all know what to do, we attempt to move to one another on a regular basis."

Requested by Chelsea nice Frank Lampard if they could beat the Premier League report of 95 factors with which they gained the title underneath Jose Mourinho in 2004/5, Hazard stated they weren't setting any targets aside from profitable the Blues' sixth top-tier title.

"We're prime and we need to keep there. We've got 11 video games left, and we'll attempt to win the title as shortly as potential."

"Tonight we performed a superb recreation, perhaps not the perfect of the season however we scored two objectives and gained."

If Chelsea win all their remaining video games they'll attain 99 factors, however solely want 26 extra to ensure the title.

Conte additionally refused to get carried away, describing Monday's win as simply one other "strong step" in the direction of their final aim.

"I feel we performed an excellent recreation," he stated. "My gamers confirmed nice dedication, focus and can to win.

"Our first aim was excellent however it's a pity we gave away the aim on the finish. Eden and the opposite gamers did very properly."

Lampard, watching within the Sky Sports activities studio, predicted that Chelsea had the gamers to win the title lengthy earlier than the top of the season.

"In the event that they maintain their type up like that they are going to be unstoppable. That was probably the most skilled job you'll be able to think about," he stated.