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'Why not?' - Hazard believes Chelsea can catch City

Eden Hazard believes Chelsea are capable of putting together the kind of run which can threaten Manchester City's grip on top spot.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has not given up hope of catching Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Belgium international Hazard scored twice in a 4-0 win away to West Brom on Saturday to improve his side's league form to four consecutive victories.

City, meanwhile, won 2-0 at Leicester to maintain a nine-point lead over Antonio Conte's men.

And, while the Chelsea boss believes it will be "very difficult" to to reel in the league leaders, his in-form playmaker pointed to last season's long winning run as evidence they can pile on the required results.

"Manchester City are winning a lot of games but we want to close the gap," Hazard said.

"You never know in the Premier League. Last year we won 13 games in a row so why not again?

"We have to be ready for that."

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Hazard's brace boosted his recent goal glut to eight in nine games for club and country having overcome his early-season injury troubles.

"Eden played very well. He has to continue in this way now that he is 100 per cent fit," Conte said at his post-match media conference.

"He is enjoying playing with us."

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