Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has said nobody at Stamford Bridge wants Tottenham Hotspur to beat Leicester City to the Premier League title.
Having recovered from a hip injury, Hazard scored his first Premier League goals of a difficult campaign as Chelsea beat Bournemouth 4-1 on Saturday to move up to ninth in the table.
A disastrous first half of the season under former manager Jose Mourinho ended Chelsea’s hopes of retaining the title — but they can still have a huge impact on who wins it, with Tottenham and Leicester both to come in their final four fixtures.
Spurs visit Stamford Bridge a week on Monday, and in the closing stages of the match at Bournemouth the travelling Chelsea fans urged the players to make sure they beat the North Londoners.
Hazard told Chelsea’s official website: “We don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League — the fans, the club and the players.
“In football you never know. We hope for Leicester, because they deserve to be champions, but we will see. We have a big game next week against Tottenham, and if we can beat them it will be good.”
The Belgium international said he was pleased with his goals in the win at Bournemouth, adding: “I’ve worked hard in the last month to be fit, and I’m happy to be playing again and to be on the scoresheet. It’s good for me and the club.
“They [the players] are with me, and I like the support I have. We didn’t play well this season and everybody knows that. But now we have four games left to play and enjoy.”