Eden Hazard is pleased with the way Chelsea’s season is progressing, but believes it will be a disappointment if they don’t win at least two trophies.
The Blues are suddenly looking as dangerous as they have all season, as Jose Mourinho once more works his magic at Stamford Bridge. A 1-0 win over Stoke City on Sunday has set up a last-16 clash at Manchester City next month, whilst they face Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League and are third place in the Premier League title race.
The latter is expected to be the tightest battle for some time, with Arsenal currently leading the standings with a slender margin of a single point ahead of City, whilst Chelsea just a further point behind. It is all set up for an entertaining climax to the campaign, and unlike many other seasons in recent history, it is hard to predict the outcome.
If Mourinho is to win his third league title, he is sure to rely on Hazard continuing his fine form. The Belgian international cost a fee of £32million when he arrived in England in the summer of 2012, but his performances since have demonstrated that this has been money well spent. This season alone the 23-year-old attacking midfielder has scored 10 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions, whilst assisting in seven more.
Last time round Hazard played a key role in the Blues UEFA Europa League win, but this time he believes he and his team-mates should set their sights much higher. Indeed, whilst the treble is still an option, the former Lille man claims it would be a disappointment if at least two of trophies were added to the cabinet come the end of the season.
“We are still in the race for the title, the Champions League and the FA Cup,” he told Het Laatste News. “We have to win at least one or two of these competitions. Chelsea is a club that goes for prizes and I want to win trophies too.”
The Blues continue their quest for a first league title since 2010 on Wednesday night, when they entertain struggling West Ham United at home, before they travel to current favourites City on Monday evening. They also head to the Etihad Stadium in the fifth round of the FA Cup, whilst Didier Drogba and Galatasaray await in the Champions League.