Chelsea fall six points behind Manchester in title race

Rachel Hardy
Октября 2, 2017

Eden Hazard, I believe, will have a better understanding and form a better combination with Alvaro Morata then with his previous strike partner Diego Costa.

With both Hazard and Morata fit for the clash against Manchester City, Pep Guardiola's men will have a hard time stopping them.

Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, who has 85 Premier League goals to his name, certainly feels that the Blues have made a sound investment in his compatriot.

When asked whether he could recall a better performance from an English side playing away in European competition, he said: "I can't think of one, Eden Hazard was spectacular".

"When I was first at Chelsea as a first-team player [under Mourinho in 2014-15] I wasn't even in the squad all the time".

Chelsea seem to be aware that Hazard may attract interest from other clubs and according to reports, could be set to hand him a new £300,000-a-week contract. Morata spent two years at Juventus and although he was a regular starter in his first season in Turin, Max Allegri usually picked up the likes of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic in the second campaign of Morata with the bianconeri.

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The result - Chelsea's first success on Atletico territory - leaves Antonio Conte's team at the top of Group C with six points, while Atletico remain winless and have work to do in their double-header with Qarabag FK. That means we are a good team'.

"For us he's an important player. But I think and hope he stays healthy".

"It's normal when you play three massive games in seven days you must consider this aspect but we needed to take the risk because Morata, for us, is a very important player".

Morata will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action after the worldwide break with a clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday 14 October.

City sit three points ahead of Chelsea ahead of the visit to Stamford Bridge and can go joint-top again with a win, having seen Manchester United move three points clear by beating Crystal Palace earlier in the day.

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