It is no news that Chelsea as a team has been battling injuries and fighting to return to their winning days, but this win was not only a break through for them but also for Eden Hazard.
A. Morata has been very effective in the blues attack since arriving at Stamford Bridge but the harmstring injury he suffered against Pep’s Manchester City disrupted the rythm. Hazard has been dishing out chancesfor the No. 9 striker as well as other team-mates to break his deadlock, but unfortunately it was his day as Hazard took matters into his own hands. The goal saw Chelsea one point behind Tottenham Hotspur.
Since coming back from his injury Hazard has been finding it also hard to bring back his former rythm, balance, performance and control, but the Bournmouth game was a reminder to the Belgian that injury cannot destroy greatness but only delay it.
After The blues’ game vs Bornmouth, it is clear that Chelsea needs to renew his contract. Morata may be Chelsea’s record signing but Hazard remains the club’s most valuable player and he has recovered his form quickly despite breaking his ankle during the summer, which resulted in him missing pre-season.
Hazard’s fifth strike in five games against the Cherries – who must be sick of the sight of him – was also his 75th goal the club since signing from Lille in 2012. The Belgium captain also now has three goals in his past three matches for Chelsea – which is as many as he had managed in his previous 17 outings>