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​Chelsea midfielder Hazard reckons visiting teams fear playing at Stamford Bridge

Eden Hazard claims Premier League leaders Chelsea already have some teams beaten before they run out at Stamford Bridge.

"Yes, it's significant. It's difficult for the opponent to come here and win games," Hazard said in the London Evening Standard. "Do I get that feeling that some teams are beaten before kick-off? Yes. We are playing better than last season.

"It's a little like two years ago when we won the league.

"I remember the second part of the season back then - sometimes the team didn't play well, but we always scored at least one goal and Thibaut Courtois would make at least one good save, like against Arsenal.

"We are in full confidence here on this pitch. You know the fans bring everything, they support us.

"I remember against Tottenham [the 2-1 win] earlier in the season when they scored, but the supporters kept going, they kept singing.

"It's great and we feel very good on this pitch. We know everything can happen in football, but we have self-belief and that is very important in football."

Hazard called for Conte's squad to remain focused on delivering the required results from their remaining 13 league games.

"We just need to keep the same concentration. It's more difficult to play away because of the fans, but we are ready, we are professional. We can deal with the pressure. Everything is going good," Hazard said.

"We know if we want to be champions, in our home stadium we have to win most of our games.

"We can't say all 19 because we have already lost to Liverpool, but we have to win 16 to 17 because it is our place and we are ready to deliver."

Ian Ferris
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