Man United will miss out on top four - Moyes

Classy back-to-back goals for the hosts - one from N'Golo Kante after some fine work from Eden Hazard and an unstoppable close-range shot by Gonzalo Higuain - had Chelsea back in the lead before the quarter-hour. But that has been Hazard's season, his wonderment and burgeoning reputation have both accelerated this term, which is why Real Madrid are so desperate to secure his services this summer.

The France worldwide has started just seven Premier League games this season and he has admitted to being unhappy with his current role on several occasions.

Yet going into Monday night's game at Chelsea the Clarets are nearly certain to avoid the drop, sitting 15th in the table, eight points - effectively nine given their superior goal difference - above the relegation zone.

"He played really very well but he needs to recover more than the other players because he is 90 kilos and so after the match he needs time to recover, only for this".

Chelsea face off against Burnley in a Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Monday, with the Blues hoping to bounce back following their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. His performance waned as the match went on, but a goal is a goal, and Higuain stepped up to end his five-match drought. Hendrick sending a sweet volley past Kepa from 20 yards out, following Cesar Azpilicueta's clearance.

His goal against Slavia Prague makes him current club's first player to score 10 or more goals within a single season of European competition.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were handed a lifeline later that day, as top-four rivals Arsenal lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace.

"It was easier to get to the final of the Champions League".

Youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is recalled in attack after being named on the bench last time out while Eden Hazard starts despite picking up a minor ankle knock during the Europa League tie.

  • Angelo Rivera