Chelsea on course for Champions League return says Hazard

Chelsea attacker Eden HazardChelsea attacker Eden Hazard believes that the club are in a good place to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Blues moved back up to third in the Premier League table last weekend after beating West Ham 2-0.

Hazard was part of the squad that dropped out of Europe’s top competition at the group stage earlier this season and has continued to feature regularly in the Europa League.

The Belgian admitted it was disappointing to be eliminated from the tournament so early, but he believes that Chelsea are on course to book their spot in next term’s event:

“It was a big disappointment going out of the Champions League so early,” he told the club’s official website.

“It’s such an important competition and that’s why I feel we could have achieved a bit more this season.

“We’re on the right path to qualify for next season’s tournament, though, and I think if we do we have enough quality players at the club to go a long way in it.”

The 22-year-old arrived in west London last summer in a big money switch from French side Lille.

Chelsea fought off much competition to tie up a deal and, so far, Hazard has appeared to be a wise investment.

He admitted that he is content at Stamford Bridge and happy to have featured so regularly this season:

“My confidence is really up at the moment and I feel good in myself,

“Being honest, I didn’t expect to be playing in every game, but aside from the three I missed through suspension, I have.

“I have been on the bench on a few occasions but, of course, it’s been good for me. We know we have a strong group of players and a great team.”

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