Analysis

Hazard: We know how to respond

Our unbeaten run at home this season came to an end on Saturday afternoon against Leicester City, and Eden Hazard has reflected on the result.

A second-half Jamie Vardy goal made a difference and gave the Foxes their first win on our turf for over 18 years with Hazard having hit the bar prior to the decider, one of two occasions when the Blues struck woodwork with Marcos Alonso doing so at the very end.

‘I think I can do better but that is football, sometimes yes, sometimes not,’ said Hazard about his narrow miss. ‘I will try to score next game.

‘We just missed the shot on the goal, that is it. We hit the woodwork twice, their goalkeeper made some great saves, we were unlucky, but I keep the positives in our heads and now we move forward and try to win game after game.’
 

Hazard is not shocked that a mid-table side can win at the Bridge, especially on a day when Crystal Palace won away at champions Manchester City, and agrees it is all about the response now.

‘We knew it before that in the Premier League there is no easy game,’ he said. ‘Every game is hard and when you are unlucky you can lose. They [Leicester] have the players. Vardy scored and he is a fantastic striker, their goalkeeper is a fantastic goalkeeper so they know what to do. We should do better but at the end they have three points and we have zero. We just need to look forward.

‘We lost against Wolverhampton and we responded in a good way [by beating Man City] so we know what to do.’


 

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