X

Friday 26
April

Chelsea

Hazard ready for City final test

25th January 2019, 10:08 by Gareth Freeman

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is looking forward to coming up against defending champions Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.

Hazard played a key role for the Blues on Thursday as they overcame Spurs on penalties in the last four to book a place in the final.

The Belgian scored Chelsea's second goal in the 2-1 win, as Maurizio Sarri's side went on to win 4-2 in the shootout.

The Stamford Bridge side will face holders and Premier League champions City in the final at Wembley on February 24 and Hazard is convinced they can lift the trophy.

"It will be hard," he said. "They are the best team with Liverpool at the moment in the Premier League.

"They have won a lot of trophies in the last five years, but we also have a great team so it’s a 50-50 game."

Sarri said Hazard was "not a leader" in the build-up to the match and the forward moved to play down the manager's comments.

"I just play my football," he said. "It doesn’t matter what the manager said. I’m always focused on this team, I just want to do the best for this team, and I did so I am happy."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

More Chelsea

Chelsea

Higuain tipped to leave Blues

26th April 2019, 06:16

Chelsea are reported to have no intention of keeping Gonzalo Higuain beyond the end of the season.

Chelsea

Bayern still thinking about stricken Blues ace

25th April 2019, 17:14

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says the Bundesliga giants have not forgotten about Chelsea and England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea

Hazard transfer fee claims

25th April 2019, 11:28

Chelsea are believed to have told Real Madrid that they can sign Eden Hazard this summer, but only if they stump up £100m.

Chelsea

Sarri facing FA charge

24th April 2019, 15:01

The Football Association has charged Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri with misconduct for his actions in the 2-2 draw with Burnley.

Chelsea

Chelsea starlet has surgery

24th April 2019, 01:36

Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi has undergone surgery on the ruptured Achilles tendon which ended his season.

Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi to miss rest of season

23rd April 2019, 10:38

Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed he will miss the rest of Chelsea's season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Recent Sport Headlines

Eintracht Frankfurt

Bobic fears strike star exit

26th April 2019, 09:05

Sporting director Fredi Bobic admits it will be virtually impossible to keep Luka Jovic at Eintracht Frankfurt this summer.

Horse Racing

Faugheen out of Punchestown Festival

26th April 2019, 08:56

Faugheen has been forced to withdraw from next week's Punchestown Festival, trainer Willie Mullins has confirmed.

Paris Saint Germain

PSG midfielder linked with Gunners

26th April 2019, 08:55

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be locked in talks with Arsenal, who are keen to strike a deal for Christopher Nkunku.

Everton

Serbian starlets eyed by Toffees scouts

26th April 2019, 08:54

Everton sent a scout to the 160th 'Eternal derby' between Red Star and Partizan Belgrade on Thursday as they eye young Serbian talent.

Real Madrid

Zidane rues missed chances

26th April 2019, 08:06

Zinedine Zidane felt his Real Madrid side deserved more following a goalless draw with Getafe on Thursday night.

Huddersfield Town

Hogg makes Town pledge

26th April 2019, 08:06

Jonathan Hogg says he and the rest of the Huddersfield players are fighting for their futures at Liverpool tonight.

Huddersfield Town

Terriers wait on Mooy

26th April 2019, 07:23

Huddersfield have doubts over the fitness of midfielder Aaron Mooy ahead of tonight's clash with Liverpool at Anfield.

Bournemouth

Reds keeper on Cherries radar

26th April 2019, 07:04

Liverpool's Simon Mignolet is the latest goalkeeper to be linked with a switch to Bournemouth this summer.