Eden Hazard has predicted Manchester United will have a strong finish to the season ahead of their FA Cup clash with Chelsea on Monday night.
The Belgian has shone for Antonio Conte’s side, who find themselves well-placed to challenge for the double.
Chelsea’s No.10 believes Jose Mourinho’s side will be the ‘best team in the second half of the season’ and that Mourinho will be out for revenge following the 4-0 humbling from earlier in the season
“One month ago I told people that I thought United will be the best team in the second half of the season,” Hazard told the Telegraph. “Because they started slow, and then they have great players, a great manager, and they know what to do.
“OK, sometimes at home, they have lost some games or drawn, but they are in a good form. They had a long trip [to Rostov in Russia in the Europa League].
“I expect a good game from them. They want revenge because we won at home 4-0 [in the league, in October].”
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Tonight’s battle at Stamford Bridge will complete the semi-final draw for the FA Cup, with Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal already qualified.
Hazard, who has never lifted the FA Cup, will gives Chelsea a huge chance to advance and insists they have to win it because it is really important to the fans as the oldest cup competition in the world.