SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 2 minutes ago 0 Shares Gianfranco Zola Bows To Eden Hazard After He Scores Superb Hat-Trick Sat Sep 15 2018 18:09:10 GMT+0100 (BST) Sat Sep 15 2018 18:09:45 GMT+0100 (BST) Nasir Jabbar Nasir Jabbar in Football Powered by Eden Hazard was that good against Cardiff City, Gianfranco Zola bowed to him after he…
Eden Hazard was that good against Cardiff City, Gianfranco Zola bowed to him after he was substituted on Saturday.
Hazard pulled the strings in the attacking third, bagging a superb hat-trick versus Cardiff City as Chelsea secured all three Premier League points to move top of the table.
The Belgium maestro was eventually hauled off in the 83rd minute to a standing ovation, which also included Zola bowing to his wizardry in brilliant scenes.
His side did have to come from behind, though.
Sol Bamba gave the visitors a shock lead in the 16th minute. However, Hazard turned it on, leveling then putting his team in front before the break.
He then made it three goals by converting a penalty in the 80th minute. Willian netted Chelsea’s fourth late on.
Naturally, Hazard’s ‘Man of the Match’ display was the talk of social media. Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Chelsea, who have made a perfect start to their league campaign, begin their European excursion by traveling to Greece to face PAOK on Thursday.