Eden Hazard has ruled Arsenal out of the race for the Premier League title, claiming their only challenge is to finish above Manchester City and Liverpool.
The Blues beat London rivals Tottenham on Saturday evening to return to the top of the table after Liverpool had leapfrogged them earlier in the day, and one of their stars has now played down our title chances.
Funnily enough, the last team to beat or even take a single point away from Chelsea this season was Arsenal, in our 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium back in September, but that hasn’t stopped Eden Hazard from dismissing us.
“Man City and Liverpool. They are both good,” Hazard said when asked who Chelsea’s main challengers are. “If we want to be there at the end, then we have to finish above them.”
The Belgian winger may have to reconsider his stance should his side lose next weekend when they travel to Manchester City, as our beloved Arsenal side will draw level on points should we secure a win over West Ham United as expected on Saturday evening.
We haven’t lost a single match in any competition since the opening weekend of the campaign, and even picked up a win this weekend, during a month well-known to be somewhat of a curse for us.
I don’t want to jinx it, but we also seem to be dealing with our injury situation well, and are also expected to welcome back the likes of Lucas Perez, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla in the coming weeks, which will only strengthen our options.
We’re also the only team within touching distance who actually finished in last season’s top three…
Do we want Man City to win or draw against the Blues next week? What more do we have to do to convince people that we are serious contenders?