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Hazard: Liverpool result proves that Chelsea can challenge for the title

Chelsea’s man of the hour, Eden Hazard, was in a positive mood after Chelsea and Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Hazard scored for the Blues in the first half, running onto a great through ball from Mateo Kovacic before sliding his finish past the outstretched arm of Alisson Becker in the Liverpool goal.

A late Daniel Sturridge equaliser would deny Chelsea all three points, but Hazard was adamant that the performance showed everyone that Chelsea are good enough to challenge for this season’s Premier League title.

“When you are winning 1-0 and concede a goal at the end you can be sad but I think the draw is the fair result. I am a bit disappointed I didn’t score in the second half,” Hazard told BT Sport.

“I think we can challenge against Liverpool, with City too these are the best teams in the country. We are not far, we are winning games and confidence is high.”

Hazard has been on top form, so far this season. The Belgian winger has six goals and two assists to his name from Chelsea’s first seven league games. Today’s goal was Hazard’s second against Liverpool in the space of 72 hours.

He made a substitute appearance, at Anfield, on Wednesday night and scored the winning goal as Chelsea dumped Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 victory.

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