Eden Hazard: Chelsea forward rules out Stamford Bridge exit this month

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has played down their title chances after a 100 per cent start to the season. Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses.

Alex Iwobi made it 2-2 four minutes later as Arsenal exploited Chelsea's vulnerability on the flanks.

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has been the man in the middle with both Real Madrid and Barcelona looking for their next superstar, but the Belgium star has finally revealed his future.

'I think that was very important and shows we are working well and focused on winning'. The defensive phase of all the team, all the players.

"But we need to continue and press and press and press in the other half".

Sarri said he started the match with Hazard on the bench because he still seemed exhausted after helping take Belgium to the World Cup semi-finals in July.

Chelsea head to St James' Park next Sunday to take on Newcastle United. "It is better to be on the pitch than watching on the bench", said Hazard.


Hazard said: "We have seen today that the fans quite like me".

"The reaction after the 2-0 is very good". This is always the way, but it is clear that defensively we suffered three goals but also we had chances to do more goals.

Having beaten Huddersfield Town in their season-opener, the Blues prevailed 3-2 at Stamford Bridge to make it back-to-back top-flight victories at the start of Sarri's tenure.

A sumptuous Jorginho pass rewarded a positive opening by the hosts as he picked out Alonso and his cross was turned into the bottom corner by Pedro.

Indeed, just before Morata's goal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blasted over from close-range with the goal at his mercy.

"In quality, not too much", he said. "My target now is to play 90 minutes like the first 25".

  • Steve Townsend