EDEN HAZARD has written off Chelsea’s title chances with barely a third of the season gone.
Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Tottenham convinced Hazard they are not on the same level as Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Reuters4 Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard believes his side are not capable of winning the Premier League this season
AFP or licensors4 Hazard, 27, failed to inspire the Blues against Tottenham on Saturday, as Spurs won 3-1
The Blues midfielder, 27, said: “We’re thinking about finishing in the top four, not to be the champions.
"We know City are not much better than Chelsea but they are better at the moment.
“In what areas are City better? A lot. Possession. When they have chances, they score.
"Maybe defensively they are better. They have top players.
“Their consistency as well, winning game after game. They are in a good momentum since last year and we need to be back like this.”
PA:Press Association4 Chelsea currently sit seven points behind Manchester City after 13 games
Getty Images – Getty4 Belgian international Hazard believes the Citizens are better defensively than the Blues
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