EDEN HAZARD knows he's a man who makes a difference and has now joked that defending champions Manchester City could be even better if they had him on board.
The Belgian tailsman did however admit that Pep Guardiola's title-winning team were better than Chelsea in the way that they play as a team.
EPA1 Hazard believes he is the secret weapon that City are missing
Chelsea host the league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but their impressive start to Maurizio Sarri's reign has taken a set-back with two consecutive losses.
Hazard and the Chelsea contingency will hope that it's not three from three, but the Blues are under no illusions as to how good Guardiola's side are.
Speaking to Belgian broadcaster Play Sports, the 27-year-old said: "I think that City find more solutions in their play than we do.
"We have plenty of possession, but we often have to rely on individual actions to score goals.
Getty – Contributor1 Chelsea hope that their meeting with City will not be three losses from three
AP:Associated Press1 Hazard admitted that City were the better side as they played more as a team than Chelsea
"City are all about team play. You can see a lot of movement from them. That creates spaces, they get their crosses in, and I think they have more answers that way.
"They also create more chances, and score more goals."
Despite falling down the table, behind City's Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling as the league's top goal scorers, Hazard admitted that Guardiola's side don't have the secret weapon that Chelsea do.
He cheekily quipped: "But it's true they don't have an Eden Hazard. That is the difference!"
AFP or licensors1 City have won their last three meetings
The Blues have fallen 10 points behind leaders City, who won 2-1 at Watford on Tuesday to extend their season-long unbeaten run.
Sarri's side now sit in fourth, two points behind their London rivals Tottenham, but will be hoping to upset the table when they meet City on Saturday and stop the runaway leaders in their tracks.
When these sides last met in the Community Shield, City pinched a 2-0 win.
Guardiola's side also won their two meetings last season, but it may be a different story in the Sarri era.