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Reaction: More to come

Two players who have been on top form of late at opposite ends of the pitch, Eden Hazard and David Luiz, hope our brilliant form will continue when Premier League football returns after the international break.

The Blues signed off for a fortnight with a devastating performance against Everton on Saturday, beating Ronald Koeman’s team 5-0 at Stamford Bridge, our fifth consecutive victory in the league.

Antonio Conte’s side are next in action on Sunday 20 November when we head north to face Middlesbrough and Hazard, who was outstanding and scored a brace at the weekend, says the whole team are performing well right now.

‘We are in good form and we want to stay like this,’ he said. ‘We are near the top of the league, a good place, where Chelsea has to be.

‘We are enjoying our football and playing very well. We are creating a lot of chances and we haven’t conceded any goals for a few games now.’

The Belgian, who has now scored seven goals this season, also spoke about his role in the side and how the switch to 3-4-3 has benefited him.

‘It hasn’t changed a lot, I just have a little bit more freedom with and without the ball,’ added Hazard. ‘I don’t have to defend on the right-back because Alonso is there, I just have to stay in my position. When I get the ball I have more freedom and I can go where I want to go.

‘People tell me I don’t shoot enough so now I try to do it more because if you don’t shoot you don’t score. I don’t know if the ball will go in but I have more chance if I shoot.’

At the other end of the pitch, David Luiz was part of a defensive unit which kept a fifth consecutive clean sheet and restricted Everton to just one shot on goal over the course of the 90 minutes.

The Brazilian, who has been magnificent in recent weeks, believes there is more to come from the side.

‘We played a great game against a strong team, it’s good to win by scoring many goals and not conceding but it’s just the beginning,’ said the defender.

‘We just want to go match by match, we don’t want to speak about the future. It’s important to keep our feet on the ground and have humility, that’s the key.’

 

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