Hazard: Champions League has affected Chelsea's Prem title defence

Antonio Conte

GETTYAntonio Conte's days appear numbered at Chelsea

Saturday's late kick-off sees league leaders Manchester City take on Leicester City with Riyad Mahrez once again expected to miss out as the fallout from him being denied a move to the Etihad Stadium on transfer deadline day continues.

Elneny said in an interview with beIN Sports: "There's nothing impossible in the English Premier League". "It's hard to win every year".

"[Kane] is a great player, in the last two years he has already been the top scorer".

"Last year we didn't have the Champions League".

He went on to explain that his time at Chelsea was unsuccessful because of the few game time he received but he managed to get back up and improve after joining Fiorentina and then Roma.

"That's why we love football - if there is only one team that wins it would be boring. You never know what's going to happen, especially in England".

When asked by Marca how Barca shape up now Neymar is plying his trade with Paris Saint-Germain, Hazard alluded to a familiar dangerman.

It is understood that there was no board meeting on Tuesday to discuss the manager's future and the club's position remains unchanged.

Reports in Spain suggest Enrique is the leading candidate should Chelsea look to make a change at the end of the season, although Conte still has 18 months of his contract to run.

"We changed a couple of things, we lost players, we brought some new ones and every year is different", said Hazard, who was speaking at a Nike event in London to mark the 20th anniversary of Nike's Mercurial football boot.

"There's no way Chelsea could have matched that".

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