Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard has conceded that Manchester City will win the Premier League title this season.
Hazard admitted that Chelsea are aiming for a top-four finish, adding that Manchester City are like Chelsea in so many ways.
Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri suffered his first ever Premier League defeat at the hands of Tottenham on Saturday.
The result leaves Chelsea sitting fourth in the table, seven points adrift of first-placed leaders, City.
We are thinking about finishing in the top four, not to be the champions,” the Belgian forward told Sky Sports.
We know City are not much better than Chelsea but they are better at the moment.
In what areas are City better? A lot of things: possession; when they have chances, they score; maybe defensively they are better. They have top players.
Is it due to their consistency as well, winning game after game? Yes, of course.
They are in a good momentum since last year and we need to be back like this.
Hazard expressed confidence that Chelsea can bounce back from the defeat to Spurs and urged his team-mates not to panic ahead of their clash with Fulham.
According to him, “It could have been a lot worse on Saturday. Everything was bad against Spurs. Against Tottenham it is always going to be hard to start a game 2-0 down.
We tried to push but it was not enough. It was a bad day, we need to move forward and try to bounce back.
When you lose one, you don’t want to make it two. We have to win, we have to play better and win again.
We want to go on another unbeaten run now. We want to take points. The target is to finish in the top four. In the Premier League, anything can happen.
Next Sunday we can beat Fulham and other teams can lose points. There is no need to panic. We have been playing good football.
We have shown since the beginning of the season we are a good team. So no panic, just try to forget this game.