Eden Hazard has a message for Tottenham fans ahead of crucial Crystal Palace clash
By Amir Mir
Eden Hazard has stated that he hopes Tottenham have “trouble” when they face Crystal Palace in their crucial Premier League clash on Wednesday night.
Spurs will go into the match at Selhurst Park seven points behind leaders Chelsea after they beat Southampton 4-2 on Tuesday evening.
Belgium international Hazard was a key player behind that much-needed three points, with the wing wizard opening the scoring after five minutes at Stamford Bridge.
Claude Puel’s side did level the scores for a brief period of time, but goals from Gary Cahill and Diego Costa (2) meant that the league leaders firmly put the pressure on their title rivals.
Speaking after the game in his post-match interview, which aired on Sky Sports 1, Hazard had this message for the Spurs fans.
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“I hope they have trouble,” said Hazard. “We will see tomorrow, we can stay at home and watch the game. We will see.”
Hazard has been a key figure as to why Chelsea are just a few wins away from lifting the Premier League title this season.
He has played 31 league matches during this campaign, finding the back of the net on 15 occasions, including four strikes in his last four league games.
Antonio Conte’s change in system after six matches of the season has helped Hazard express himself more in the attacking third rather than also focus on defensive duties.
With the likes of N’Golo Kante in midfield added with the reliable Marcos Alonso at wing-back, Hazard has been a menace to opposition defences since Conte opted to play three at the back.
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