Belfast Telegraph

Eden Hazard wants Chelsea to show their class and win the title next season

Eden Hazard hopes Chelsea can challenge for the Premier League crown next season after striking the decisive goal in the title race for a second successive year.

Hazard’s most recent Stamford Bridge goals have secured the last two titles after his equaliser in Monday night’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

His goal on May 3, 2015 against Crystal Palace earned Chelsea the title and, one day short of that anniversary, his sublime strike saw Leicester crowned champions.

“It’s something beautiful for football when a smaller team does something like that,” Hazard said of Leicester’s triumph. “It’s been a complicated season for Chelsea and me. It hasn’t been like last season but we have three matches left.

“Next season I hope we have a better season and get the title back.”

John Terry congratulated Leicester and vowed Spurs would remain without a win at Chelsea as long as he was at the club.

The 35-year-old defender returned from an Achilles injury in what was potentially his penultimate match at Stamford Bridge. Leicester visit on May 15, the final day of the season.

Terry, who is out of contract this summer, said on Instagram: “We know how much that result means to you supporters. 27 years #notonmyshift.

“Congratulations Leicester City, all their players and Claudio Ranieri who fully deserve the league title this year.”

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