Eden Hazard does not want Tottenham to win the Premier League title and says “Leicester City deserve to be champions”.
Guus Hiddink assured fans Chelsea would do “everything in our power” to beat Tottenham a week on Monday following Saturday’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth.
Hazard added Chelsea will go out of their way to deny Spurs league glory and help Leicester seal their first top-flight title.
“We don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League, the fans, the club and the players,” Hazard told Chelsea’s official club website.
“In football you never know, we hope for Leicester because they deserve to be champions but we will see.
“We have a big game next week against Tottenham and if we can beat them it will be good.”
Hazard struck twice – his first Premier League goals this term – and Pedro and Willian found the net too, as Chelsea eased to victory on the south coast.
Chelsea’s fans chanted “we better beat f****** Tottenham” as the Blues eased to victory in Dorset – and Hiddink has vowed his players will not ease up at the end of a disappointing campaign.
“We’ll play the next game to win, and the next game is Tottenham,” said Hiddink.
“At the end the strongest team will win the league. And the strongest team is who deserves the league as well.
“We’ve got nothing at stake really and we talked about that in the week.
“But we don’t want the season to fade away – that’s what we don’t want. And the players responded very well.
“Then of course we go into the next few games where nothing effectively is at stake for us either.
“But if you play the way we played today then it’s a guarantee that the team will do everything in our power to go for the win.
“In terms of attitude they will do everything until the end of the season, and of course, you know our schedule – and the next game is Tottenham.”