Chelsea’s maverick Belgian winger Eden Hazard has stated that his sides 1-1 draw away at West Bromwich Albion was vital, in the hunt for a Premier League title run in.
The West Londoners drew 1-1 in the West Midlands against a resilient West Bromwich Albion side, who are themselves in a battle, to stay in the League itself.
Fullback Branislav Ivanovic put Chelsea ahead with a tidy finish, that beat Ben Foster, however, Mourinho’s men would only leave the Hawthorns with a point, as powerful centre forward Victor Anichebe headed in a equaliser for Pepe Mel’s Baggies.
Despite the draw, Hazrd was content with a point…
“It was a puzzling game,” the Chelsea midfielder told the club’s website.
“At 1-0 I thought we were managing the match well, but we couldn’t get the second goal which would have given us protection, and then the game became difficult.
“I tried to play, we tried to play, but it was a very difficult game.
“It was very complicated whenever I had the ball because there were two or three opponents there.
“They had a plan to defend, as was the case when we played West Ham.
“It was a similar situation except at the end West Brom pushed a lot, their crowd got behind them and it became complicated.
“But it’s still a point even if many people are disappointed. I think this is a point that will count.
“You cannot win every game and it was important we didn’t lose. We’ll improve in the future and we will try to win the next game.”
The Blues missed several chances to win the game, with Ben Foster saving a Torres effort at the death.
Chelsea travel to Manchester City for a Saturday tea-time clash in the FA Cup fifth round.
By Ben Reardon