By Harvey Byrne
Eden Hazard has stated that he believes Tottenham will be in the Premier League title race until the end.
The 25-year-old is preparing to face the north London outfit on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
It is a match which see’s Chelsea in first take on Tottenham in fifth and Hazard was not short of praise for his weekend opponent’s.
The Chelsea winger, who plays with Spurs trio Toby Alderweirled, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele for Belgium praised his national team-mates alongside manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“They have a lot of good players,” started Hazard, speaking on Saturday’s edition of Football Focus. “I know some of the players because they play in Belgium. They are very good, the manager is good and they will be in the title race until the end, but I hope we can be better than them.”
Tottenham were considered Leicester’s main competition for the title during the last few months of last season.
However, a late collapse brought an end to Spurs’ hopes and they ended up finishing in third place.
They won just two of their last seven fixtures in the league and one of their matches was a clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Pochettino’s side took a two goal lead before half time with goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
But a goal from Gary Cahill and a late strike from Eden Hazard meant that two sides shared the spoils.
The match saw nine Tottenham players enter the referee’s book and the fixture has further enhanced the rivalry between the two teams.
In other Tottenham news, Wijnaldum has revealed why he joined Liverpool following Pochettino talks.