Defending champions are flying high at the moment, courtesy of Eden Hazard brilliance.
“It’s not a problem who we get, we are Chelsea. We are a top team too. We can do anything.” – Eden Hazard‘s new found confidence in him and his side, is a bright shine of light for the Premier League but he has performances to back it up.
With three goals in Champions League so far, Hazard is finding new performance levels with Chelsea. There has never been any doubt that the Belgian possesses talent in abundance. However, the lack of consistency in his play has always restricted him to commend a position as one of the best.
This season, though, it seems he is on a mission to prove the rest of the world wrong. Consistent solid outings in Champions League mean Eden Hazard has truly embarked his presence in Europe.
Meanwhile, his partner-in-crime Alvaro Morata seems to be enjoying life at London as well. In Antonio Conte’s new evolved 3-5-2 formation, Morata links up with Hazard as the two forwards in the side and find spaces in behind the opposition defenders.
Conte’s new system has offered Hazard the freedom to roam everywhere in the pitch which in return has allowed Morata the space to run behind the defenders.
As often is the case, it hasn’t taken a long time for the both intelligent players to truly understand each other’s game. Subsequently, the duo have already bagged 18 goals between them this season.
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Chelsea’s struggle at the start of the season seems to be a thing of the past now that their star players have truly gelled. Blues are currently unbeaten in last eight games in all competitions, including a win against Manchester United.
One crucial antidote to their success has been the return in fitness of Hazard. The Belgian captain didn’t start the season for Chelsea after suffering an ankle injury with his national team.
Conte took his team before unleashing him in the pitch but the caution is coming into fruition at the moment. Only setback however, remains to be their killer instinct upfront after they missed out on ample opportunities against United and Atletico Madrid.
Nevertheless, the duo will only get better with more games – and like Hazard suggested, they have nothing to fear.