Chelsea are the best - Hazard
Eden Hazard has claimed the whole of the continent will be gunning for Chelsea this season as they prepare for the UEFA Super Cup.
Hazard, who has taken English football by storm since his £32million move from Lille, believes the Blues have become an even bigger scalp since their astonishing Champions League triumph last season.
It was that European Cup success which convinced the 21-year-old to snub other major offers in favour of a move to Stamford Bridge but he is fully aware how difficult the trophy will be to defend.
Indeed, no club has ever retained the Champions League crown but Hazard is convinced it can be done.
"It will be complicated as now we are the team to beat, as Chelsea won the Champions League last year," he told www.uefa.com ahead of Friday's Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid. "We also know it will be difficult to win it twice in a row.
"The most important thing is to take it one game at a time and see what we can achieve. For a club like Chelsea, the goal is to win the Champions League every year, even though we know it will be difficult."