Eden Hazard: Chelsea need to be in top four; targets Champions League, FA Cup wins
Eden Hazard has urged his Chelsea teammates to continue their winning ways so that they may secure passage to the Champions League again next season.
Chelsea won 3-0 against West Bromwich Albion on Monday after consecutive Premier League defeats and Hazard, who scored two goals in the victory, said finishing in the top four of the league is paramount.
"We need to be in the top four for the Champions League next season and it would be good if we can take the FA Cup," Hazard told the club's website. "We are also in the Champions League. It's not easy to win the Champions League but we will go for everything."
The Premier League champions last season, Chelsea will host Hull City on Friday in the fifth round of the FA Cup and then will welcome Barcelona to Stamford Bridge for the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Feb. 20.
Those competitions appear to be their only path to a trophy this season as Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League table -- 19 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City and one point behind Liverpool in third.
"We are all together," Hazard said. "We have to work and win games. When you play for Chelsea, you have to put this in your mind and give everything on the pitch.
"We have a good team. We have good players. We have three months to play until the end of the season and we have to give everything to reach our targets. When you play for Chelsea, the target has to be to win trophies."
The victory against West Brom -- who Chelsea defeated last season to secure the Premier League title -- marked the return of Alvaro Morata from a back injury and the first start by Olivier Giroud, who moved from Arsenal at the transfer deadline.
Hazard, 27, stressed that team unity will help Chelsea reach their goals.
"[Defeating West Brom] was a good response to the two losses in the last two weeks," Hazard said. "We have great players and we need to finish in the top four at the end of the season. That's our target. We have 11 games to play between now and then and we have to give everything to achieve that.
"Sometimes you win games, sometimes you lose. Last year we were champions, and the most important thing is to be together, work together, talk together and that's what we have done. [Against West Brom], we showed great character defensively and offensively which was good."
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