Eden Hazard has mocked Tottenham over a new stadium and has rejected the notion of a shift in the balance of power in London.
With the focus in the capital drawn towards Spurs’ homecoming against Crystal Palace, Chelsea registered a comfortable victory over Brighton.
People are not talking about Chelsea for the top four and I like that,” said the Belgian, who has won five major trophies over his seven years in England.
“We are quiet, in fifth or sixth, and then we can just be ready for the next game. We want to go game after game. We have hard matches coming up against Liverpool and Manchester United, but Chelsea is a top club. We like this challenge so we will go to these teams and try to win because, in the end, we want the top four.
“I think Tottenham, for two or three years, have been one of the best teams in England. That is for sure. I don’t like that, to be fair – we are Chelsea, and it is a big derby against them – but we have to accept it. For the Premier League it is good: a new stadium, they have top players. But, in the end, you know at Chelsea we have won a lot of trophies, and they have not. So I hope this continues.”