Chelsea Euro bid too big a hurdle: Hazard

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Speaking as pundit on Sky Sports, via the Metro, the former England captain made the bold claim when asked which teams he thought would qualify for next season's Champions League tournament - a cup which only the top four Premier League teams can qualify for.

Chelsea were previously far more secure in the top four, but after winning just one of our last five Premier League games, we are in danger of missing out on Champions League football for the second time in the past three years.

Chelsea talisman, Eden Hazard has expressed concern over the brilliant form of the Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi ahead of their UEFA Champions League ties.

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But with European commitments adding to their domestic duties, Chelsea have struggled to maintain their form from last season, sitting fourth in the Premier League after successive defeats against Bournemouth and Watford.

Arsenal now sit sixth in the Premier League standings after 26 games and trail leaders Manchester City by 24 points.

Too much tweaking has been blamed for the reversal in fortune, with Belgian forward Hazard telling ESPN FC on the evolution at Stamford Bridge: "We changed a couple of things, we lost players, we brought some new ones and every year is different. It is hard to win every year", Hazard said.

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"That's why we love football - if there is only one team that wins it would be boring".

He signed a two-year extension last year but a disappointing campaign this season could see him dismissed.

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