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Hazard to draw on past experiences with PSG

Eden Hazard has said that he will draw on his previous experiences playing against Paris Saint Germain when Chelsea face the French champions in the last eight of this season’s Champions League.

The Belgium international came up against PSG a number of times during his five years in Ligue 1 with Lille, most notably in the 2011 Coupe de France final, and in a 2-2 draw at the Parc de Princes, which clinched the championship for Rudi Garcia’s side.

The Blues head to the French capital for the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie next Wednesday, before the return leg at Stamford Bridge the following Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Express understand that PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye has urged Hazard to join him in Laurent Blanc’s side.

The pair played together at Lille, and the former Newcastle United man is keen on a reunion with the Belgium international next season.

Elsewhere, Arsenal dropped more points in their pursuit of the Premier League title after only managing to draw 2-2 with Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium yesterday evening, while Manchester City moved to within three points of the Blues after beating champions Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.

No fresh injury worries for Chelsea ahead of Hull trip

Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime with a trip to Hull City.

The Blues remain without Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic, both of whom are out of action for about a month with muscle and knee problems respectively.

The sides met at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the season, when goals from Oscar and Lampard secured a 2-0 home win.

Another three points here will see Jose Mourinho’s men move to the top of the league, with second place Manchester City not playing until Sunday when they face a difficult trip to Newcastle United, while Arsenal travel to Aston Villa on Monday evening.

Meanwhile, the Metro understands the Eden Hazard has told friends that he wants to join Paris Saint Germain in the summer.

Reports in France suggest the Belgium international ‘will do whatever it takes’ to secure a move to the Ligue 1 leaders.

The 23 year old moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2012 from Lille, and has since notched up eighty-nine appearances in all competitions for the club.

Twenty-seven of those outings have come this season, while he is the Blues’ top scorer so far this campaign with ten goals.