Zabaleta has been impressed with Eden Hazard‚Äôs form so far this season and he knows the Belgian will be a handful on Monday night.
But the Argentina defender won‚Äôt be losing any sleep over the potential duel and enjoys pitting himself against talented players.
‚ÄúHazard has been one of the most impressive players around this season and he‚Äôs done really well for Chelsea,‚ÄĚ he told City's website.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a great player and as a defender, he‚Äôs someone you expect to have a difficult match against, but I‚Äôve been up against him a few times before and I‚Äôm looking forward to the challenge.‚ÄĚ
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