Eden Hazard and Juan Mata speak out!
The positive we can take from our defeat at Everton is that we only have three days before we have a chance to put things right with a wi...
The positive we can take from our defeat at Everton is that we only have three days before we have a chance to put things right with a win against FC Basel at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night.
Speaking after the weekends result, both Eden Hazard and Juan Mata have spoken to the media of the importance of working hard to put things right with the focus on a good performance in the Champions League.
Eden Hazard said:
"We need to win because Chelsea is a big club and if we lose two games it's very bad for us. If we'd scored in the first half at Everton it would have been different. Now we need to work in training to help us beat Basel."Juan Mata speaking on his weekly blog said:
"After one defeat you just want the next match to come as soon as possible, and probably the Champions League is the best way.
These nights at Stamford Bridge have a different feeling, even more so since we won the title two years ago. This competition brings great memories to all of us and makes us feel really excited.
I'm looking forward to play at home again and I hope we win so we can face the next Premier League game with a good taste in our mouths.
The next few weeks ahead are very intense - five games in just 14 days. In order to get ready for them is very important to get confidence and to be positive."The next few weeks have become critical for Jose Mourinho and the Chelsea team with some big, big games coming up. Looking at the Premier League table here, we are only three points off of the top of the league and with a run of a few wins on the spin, I am confident we can get back up there as quickly as possible and will be backing the lads on Betfair week in, week out!
The Champions League as we know is Europe's premier competition and as number one seeds in our group, Chelsea would be a fair gamble to qualify from the group, if not as winners knowing the quality we now have in our squad.
A good performance against Basel should set us up for Fulham at home at the weekend, Swindon away next week followed by the massive derby against Tottenham the Saturday after.
It's one thing saying it as per the Everton game, it's another stepping across that white line and doing it!
Come on Chelsea!