Former Chelsea player, Michael Essien, has predicted that his former team, can win the 2018/2019 Premier League title.
In his statement, he also expressed hope that the club’s forward, Eden Hazard, would remain in the club and continue his impressive form.
During the transfer window in the summer, there were advances made by top clubs to take Hazard away from the West London club.
Real Madrid had expressed their interest in the talented player, but he later stated that he was happy to stay at the club.
Hazard, has been exceptional under the club’s new head coach, Maurizio Sarri, scoring seven goals in eight Premier League appearances.
Hazard has just one year left in his contract when the post-season transfer window opens in 2019, but Essien, who won eight major trophies with the Blues, is hopeful over his future.
“It’s been good. Chelsea have had a very good start,” Essien told Omnisport.
“They are playing very good football at the moment, winning games. Fingers crossed that will continue to the end.
“They can win the title. The Premier League is there to be won, so fingers crossed.”
Speaking on Hazard, Essien said, “First of all, it’s still good to have Hazard with us, he’s such a good footballer.
“He had a very fantastic World Cup and he came back and he’s been doing very well at the moment.
“Hopefully, he will carry the team until the end [of the season] and we will see. When you’re playing well, the big clubs will start coming. As I know, he’s happy at Chelsea so, hopefully, he can stay as long as he can.”