Eden Hazard On Bench - Chelsea Team vs Liverpool Confirmed

Eden Hazard On Bench - Chelsea Team vs Liverpool Confirmed

Eden Hazard On Bench - Chelsea Team vs Liverpool Confirmed

Daniel Sturridge netted the opener two minutes after Hazard arrived on the pitch, Emerson equalised, before the Belgian completed the turnaround thanks to a sublime solo effort.

Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola believes goalscorer Eden Hazard is one of the best players in the world.

So with five teams progressing past the third-round of the League Cup this evening, what did we learn?

Andy Townsend lavished praise on Eden Hazard for his stunning victor in Chelsea FC's 2-1 win against Liverpool FC at Anfield in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Having said that, the former Monaco midfielder put in a decent shift and showed great promise; lets not forget this was his first start in a new division against a high-flying Chelsea side, so this was never an easy introduction, but Liverpool fans can be encouraged by his performance.

On the back of sealing their best-ever start to a season with Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton, the Reds took on another big challenge in the League Cup.

After nutmegging Roberto Firmino in the build-up, Hazard exchanged passes with Cesar Azpilicueta, cut inside off the right, dashed past a static defence and lashed an unstoppable drive across Simon Mignolet.

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"I think the first goal is offside". But when Hazard was introduced early in the second half, the gap in class between him and Liverpool's second string was all too obvious.

"He was planned to have a change around 50 minutes with Willian because also Willian has played a lot of games".

And Hazard then came up with a fantastic goal to book Chelsea's place in the next round, consigning Liverpool to defeat ahead of Sunday's Premier League rematch.

"To be fair it was a close game because they were doing well".

Chelsea will have their resources tested this season by the Europa League, but the performance of their fringe players at Anfield suggests that Sarri's team can combine an assault on both domestic and European competitions.

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