Too early for title talk - Hazard warning for Chelsea

Chelsea briefly enjoyed top spot in the Premier League on Sunday, but Eden Hazard was keen to play down talk of a title tilt.

Eden Hazard applauds the Chelsea fans   -  Getty Images

Eden Hazard believes it is too early to discuss Chelsea's Premier League title chances, despite helping his side to temporarily take top spot on Sunday.

The Belgium star netted one goal and created another in a 3-0 win at Southampton as Chelsea leapfrogged Manchester City and Liverpool, although the side will be knocked off its perch by one of its rivals when the two meet at Anfield later in the day.

Hazard is enjoying a rich vein of form while the Blues are much improved under Maurizio Sarri this term, but he is not getting carried away just yet.

"It's too early to be thinking about the title - we know it is tough to win," Hazard told Sky Sports. "But it is good to be up there.

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"We'll maybe watch Liverpool and Manchester City on the bus."

On how he is finding life under Sarri, the forward added: "We are enjoying playing well and scoring goals.

"The first half was not so easy [at Southampton]. They missed big chances and then we have had a bit of luck for our first goal, but we controlled the match in the second half.

"I don't know if I've played better - I'm just playing good football because we are playing good football. I want to keep doing it and keep everyone happy."

Ross Barkley impressed in Chelsea's latest win, scoring his first goal for the club, and Hazard was pleased to see his team-mate's hard work in training rewarded.

"[Barkley] is playing well, he scored and made an assist," Hazard said. "He is doing well and working hard on the training ground."

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