HAZARD BACKS CHELSEA
Manchester City has to face Chelsea in an away Premier League game this weekend and they might have to go into such a vital game without their skipper Vincent Kompany.
Kompany has not completely recovered from his groin injury because of which he has been out of action since the last 20 days or so. However, his fitness is still being assessed and it hasn’t been officially announced that he would not be playing in that Chelsea game.
The Chelsea winger and Kompany’s countryman, Eden Hazard, has said that if Kompany doesn’t manage to get fit in time, it’s going to weaken the City squad significantly. Chelsea are currently slim favourites on Unibet, the sportbet specialists.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, Hazard said, “Vincent is a vital part of City squad. Whenever he features for them, they generally end up on the winning side.”
“We all know how capable he is as a player and I consider myself lucky that I play alongside him in the Belgian team. You don’t want to be playing against such kind of players.”
However, Hazard also said that his team has got the ability to get better of City in Kompany’s presence as well.
The 22 years old Belgian winger said, “Our recent form has been pretty good. In the last couple of games, we have shown great temperament and hopefully, we will be able to continue the good work when we take on City this weekend.”
When asked about his experience of playing under the new manager Jose Mourinho so far, Hazard said, “He is immensely experienced and the young guys like me are extremely fortunate to have him as boss.”
“We are slowly settling down under him. He is a bit creative in his strategies and we are learning a lot from him.”