Hazard credits Milner

According to Eden Hazard, had it not been for James Milner’s fine playmaking skills, Chelsea would have beaten Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.
That match finished as a draw with both teams having one goal each to their names.
It was Chelsea which had gone up 1-0 courtesy Andre Schurrle, but, that lead was deleted later on by none other than Frank Lampard, the Blues legend who has only recently come to City on loan.
Milner, with his cross, made the job easier for the veteran Englishman, but, the ball still was to be netted and the wily, old fox Lampard was never going to miss out on the opportunity to show his former employers that they might have sold him a season or two earlier.
However, Hazard felt that it was Milner who was the hero for the home side as he controlled the match beautifully for them right through.
In the words of Hazard, “James did not give me the room to attack. His work at right side for City was fantastic. I would give the full credit to him. He prevented us from winning.”
“However, a score of 1-1 playing away at City, you would take that as a visiting team. It’s always difficult playing here.”
“Our defence was particularly impressive and the coordination that we showed while creating that first goal, I can say we had a good day. Not the greatest day, but, a good day and most importantly, we still are topping the table. Thirteen points, five games, it’s all going good I reckon.”
The Blues had won all their league games in the ongoing season before this City game. They will now move back to Stamford Bridge for a home game against Aston Villa.