English Premiership

Hazard aiming for 'special' finish

2018-05-08 08:44
Eden Hazard (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea star midfielder Eden Hazard has not given up hope of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League, but concedes they need to rely on their rivals slipping up.

The Blues' title defence has not gone according to plan, as Manchester City were crowned champions of England with five games to spare this season.

Even finishing in the top four looked a long shot last month, when Antonio Conte's side trailed fourth-placed Tottenham by eight points.

But the west Londoners have won four matches on the spin, and Sunday's 1-0 win over Liverpool took them within two points of Spurs with two fixtures left to play.

Hazard acknowledges results elsewhere need to go their way, but he wants a strong finish to the campaign by beating Huddersfield and Newcastle to keep their UEFA Champions League hopes alive.

"It is not in our hands," the Belgium international told Chelsea TV.

"It does not only depend on us but we will play, we will hopefully win, and then we will see the results of Tottenham and Liverpool and we will give everything.

"Beating Liverpool was a massive result. Now the target is just to win and be in the top four at the end of the season, and if we play like this the last three games, we can have something special at the end of the season.

"Let's hope for something big. We all work together and when we play this kind of game, it is a good feeling after the game."

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