Eden Hazard says Chelsea can defeat Man City in their next Premier League

Eden Hazard says Chelsea can defeat Man City in their next Premier League

- Eden Hazard believes Chelsea will surprise Man City in their upcoming Premier League tie

- The Belgian international scored a brace in the Blues 5-0 spanking of Huddersfield Town

- Chelsea and Man City will also play for honours in the Carabao Cup final on February 24

Eden Hazard is confident Chelsea can do a Premier League double over title rivals Manchester City next week.

The Blues bounced back from a 4-0 humiliating defeat at Bournemouth in 22 years by walloping Huddersfield 5-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard was on target twice while new signing Gonzalo Higuain also scored a brace to open his account in the Premier League as they travel to the Etihad next.

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Maurizio Sarri's men have lost five in their last 13 Premier League matches and one of the wins was against Pep Guardiola's side who were unbeaten in 21 games then.

"It's going to be a different game than two or three months ago," Hazard told Chelsea TV.

"I think they will have the ball. City have these kind of players to play together.

"We will defend well and then we will score one goal or two."

Both sides will also slug it out in the Carabao Cup final on February 24 in one of the Blues difficult run in the month.

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The west London side will also have a date with Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, followed by a round of 32 fixture with Malmo in the Europa League, as well as a match with Tottenham after the League Cup final.

"We need to be focused," Hazard said.

"This month is going to be hard, but we are Chelsea. We can beat everyone if we want."

Higuain and Hazard's partnership in attack was productive than the initial game against Bournemouth - which shows promising time ahead for Chelsea.

Hazard added: "He's a great striker. He's a bit less of a target man than (Olivier) Giroud, but he can hold the ball, he can play one touches. He's intelligent.

"In the box he's unbelievable. He will score more goals."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gonzalo Higuain has been defended by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri he needs time to return to full match fitness.

The Argentine arrived Stamford Bridge form Juventus last week with high hopes of filling the void in attack as he made his debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

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