Chelsea fans lionise Eden Hazard as he becomes clubs tenth highest scorer

Chelsea fans lionise Eden Hazard as he becomes clubs tenth highest scorer

Chelsea fans lionise Eden Hazard as he becomes clubs tenth highest scorer

Hazard has now scored five goals in five league matches this season, while also providing two assists, and he became only the fourth player to score more than one hat-trick for Chelsea in the Premier League, alongside Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. "If you saw the game today, you have to say [he believed me]".

The French World Cup victor proved the ideal foil for Belgian star Eden Hazard and the pair combined to drag the home side back from a goal down in the first half.

Chelsea travel to Greece for Thursday's Europa League tie against PAOK, and Sarri will consider rotating his squad.

"I'm always happy when I'm playing football".

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The club's Italian boss Maurizio Sarri has shown faith in Alvaro Morata since his arrival in London, keeping Giroud in the substitute role, but this showing will surely give Sarri a real decision to make over who his first choice striker is.

Hazard praised Giroud's ability to hold the ball and link play, saying: "He is a target man and maybe the best in the world".

It was significant that Olivier Giroud played a major part in two of Hazard's goals, as the big Frenchman justified Sarri's decision to start him ahead of Alvaro Morata. I think both, because we have to play 60 matches.

'We can cope with the problems with the quality in the offensive phase, but not in the defensive phase. "At the moment for me Liverpool and Manchester City are better than us", Sarri said. As a teenager, the Belgian had been a regular part of a good team, but upon turning 20 years of age he reached a level and has been on an nearly exclusively upward trajectory ever since. "I have to organise better the defensive phase and the players have to understand that". "We need to improve very quickly, but I think we can do it".

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