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Eden Hazard targets Chelsea cup double

Hazard hopes to win the FA Cup and Europa League (©GettyImages)
Hazard hopes to win the FA Cup and Europa League (©GettyImages).

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard believes his side can make up for their under-achievements this season by winning the FA Cup and Europa League.

The west London outfit got their season off to a flyer, racing to the summit of the Premier League table in the initial stages. They did some good business last year, securing the services of Hazard, Oscar and Victor Moses, who have all impressed in their debut term at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Blues failed to maintain a winning momentum and a series of poor results since November ruled them out from the title race.

Things went from bad to worse for the club as they went into the history books for all the wrong reasons, crashing out of the Champions League group stages. Consequently, they became the first defending champions in the history of the competition not to have made it into the knockout stages.

Although Chelsea’s current season has been dubbed by many as a complete disaster, Hazard thinks they can do a bit of reparation by winning the Europa League and FA Cup.

The Belgium international admitted that things have not gone according to plan for his side, but urged them to finish the season on a strong note.

Rafael Benitez’s unit will take on Manchester United in an FA Cup quarter-final replay on  April 1, before going head-to-head with Rubin Kazan three days later in the Europa League last eight.

“It's been a good season for me so far but I could have done better in certain situations," Hazard told Chelsea's official website. “There have been good moments and bad moments, both for me individually and the team, but hopefully we can finish the season strongly.

“We're still on the right track to win both the FA Cup and Europa League, and we'll be doing everything in our power to make sure that happens because big clubs can only be judged to have had a successful season if they win one or, if they're lucky, several, trophies."

The 22-year-old has arguably been the signing of the season, racking up 12 goals in all competitions and also picking up 17 assists.

And the former Lille player revealed that it is around this time of year where his form hits its zenith, and was confident of putting the best performance for his team.

He added: "My confidence is really up at the moment and I feel good in myself. It's quite weird because, historically, March always seems to be the best time of the year for me.

“Last year I got player of the month in Ligue 1, and a couple of years ago I won the same award. I don't know why but it seems as though things come good for me at this time of the season."

 

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