Eden Hazard has stated that Chelsea keep the positives in their heads and only need to look forward following their shock defeat at the hands of Leicester on Saturday.
The 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge saw the Foxes notch a league win at the Blues’ stadium for the first time since 2000, with Jamie Vardy’s 51st-minute strike making the difference for Claude Puel’s side. It was a night to forget for the west Londoners, who had a host of chances but were not able to convert them.
Marcos Alonso hit the inside of the post in stoppage time for Chelsea that would have given Sarri’s side a point yet it was Hazard’s 32nd-minute piledriver which rattled the crossbar that proved crucial, as it would have completely changed the complexion of the game.
“I think I can do better but that is football, sometimes yes, sometimes not,’ said the Belgian international when quizzed about his strike that smashed the woodwork. “I will try to score next game.
“We just missed the shot on the goal, that is it. We hit the woodwork twice, their goalkeeper made some great saves, we were unlucky, but I keep the positives in our heads and now we move forward and try to win game after game.”
The Belgian international, who played as the focal point of attack for Sarri’s side for the third time in a row, also reflected on the competitiveness of England’s top-flight.
“We knew it before that in the Premier League there is no easy game,” added Hazard. “Every game is hard and when you are unlucky you can lose. They [Leicester] have the players. Vardy scored and he is a fantastic striker, their goalkeeper is a fantastic goalkeeper so they know what to do. We should do better but at the end they have three points and we have zero. We just need to look forward.
“We lost against Wolverhampton and we responded in a good way [by beating Man City] so we know what to do.”