Eden Hazard said Chelsea have set their sights on regaining the Premier League title under Antonio Conte this season.

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard

Chelsea came from a goal down at Watford on Saturday to make it two wins from two Premier League games for Conte, with Diego Costa scoring an 87th-minute winner.

The result puts the Londoners level with Manchester United, Manchester City and Hull City on six points — a total the Blues took six games to reach as their title defence imploded last season.

Hazard is encouraged by that start and said the team’s goal was to re-establish themselves as the dominant force in English football.

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“It’s always difficult to come back but we did great,” the Belgium international told Chelsea’s official website.

“We played a good second half and scored two great goals. At the end, I think we deserved to win.

“The attitude is fantastic — that’s why now we are winning. It’s just the start of the season, but if we want to stay at the top we have to win. Both Manchester teams won, so we had to win and we did.

“It’s early. We have a good team, there are a lot of good teams in the Premier League and we will see at the end, but of course we want to be the champions.”

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Hazard praised new boss Conte, saying he was “a good manager, he believes in his team and we try to give everything for him.”

Summer signing N’Golo Kante, who has already established himself as a key presence at the base of the Chelsea midfield, added: “We hope to keep going in this way. Watford are a good team, but we won and we are happy.

“I am pleased to be a Chelsea player and I am happy with the start. A new challenge has started for me, and it’s exciting.”


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