SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 1 hour ago 2.6K Shares Eden Hazard’s Record Against The Big Sides Is Superb Wed Sep 26 2018 22:03:52 GMT+0100 (BST) Wed Sep 26 2018 22:19:03 GMT+0100 (BST) Josh Lawless Josh Lawless in Football Powered by Eden Hazard is a man for the big occasions and he delivered again tonight.The Belgium captain entered…
Eden Hazard is a man for the big occasions and he delivered again tonight.
The Belgium captain entered the fray in the 56th minute at Anfield with his side 1-0 down and completely turned the game on its head.
After Emerson had equalised in the 79th minute, Hazard scored a sensational late winner to knock Liverpool out and ensure Maurizio Sarri’s side progressed to the next round of the Carabao Cup.
Five minutes from time, the Chelsea No.10 does what he does best and collected the ball deep, beat a couple of players with ease and laid it off to a teammate.
He then received the ball back, dipped in and out of Liverpool defenders with pace, power and precision before leathering the ball past his compatriot Simon Mignolet.
It’s popular opinion that Hazard is the best player in the Premier League and he showed just why a lot of folk think that again tonight with a breathtaking goal to seal victory.
But it’s just one of many goal contributions he’s had against the so-called ‘top six’ since making the move from Lille. He loves to turn up against the big sides and his stats perfectly demonstrate just that.
Spurs, Man City, Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool, tonight’s victims, have all felt his wrath over the years. Weirdly, Hazard’s application in the important games has been questioned in the past but you just can’t look past his record in a Chelsea shirt.
It was his sixth strike of the season so far and will surely go down as one of the very best he’s ever scored, even for a guy who has quite the collection of worldies.
Is he the best in the league? The third best player in world football?
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