Hazard eyes first Chelsea trophy

Aug 31, 2012, 08:28 IST | AFP

Eden Hazard has claimed the whole of the continent will be gunning for Chelsea this season as he prepares to make his European debut for the club in the UEFA Super Cup

Hazard, who has taken English football by storm since his £32million move from Lille, believes the Blues have become an even bigger scalp since their astonishing Champions League triumph last season.

Eden Hazard

It was that European Cup success which convinced the 21-year-old to snub other major offers in favour of a move to Stamford Bridge.

Ahead of today’s Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid, Hazard told www.uefa.com: “I hope it will be a good game and that we win, to claim my first trophy for Chelsea.”

Europa League winners Atletico narrowly failed to qualify for the Champions League but will look to show others the way in Monaco today.

Chelsea will be without suspended captain John Terry but the defender has returned to training following a neck injury and was included in the England squad announced yesterday for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine despite facing disciplinary action for racial abuse.

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