Hazard reaches century of objectives to interrupt Watford resolve
Eden Hazard scored his 100th objective for Chelsea in first-half stoppage time, and set off on his path to his second century with a penalty within the 58th minute.
100 – Eden Hazard has develop into the 10th participant to attain 100 objectives in all competitions for Chelsea. Paradise. #WATCHE pic.twitter.com/Mx0CcvApCQ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2018
The Belgian has now claimed three objectives and arrange 5 extra in his final six league video games, the place he both scored or created 19 objectives within the prime flight this season. That makes it greater than some other participant.
The winger turned striker is an inspiration for Maurizio Sarri’s aspect, and he proved as soon as once more he is ready to carry out when stress is on. It was yet one more second the place the £32 million signing from Lille has written his title into the Stamford Bridge membership’s historical past.
Roberto Pereyra went on to equalise with a first-time volley straight from a nook at Vicarage Street, after which Hazard scored a penalty to achieve 101 objectives.
“He’s a participant with particular high quality, with velocity, skilful and it’s tough to cease him,” stated Watford’s Javi Gracia. “Not solely him, all of them are superb gamers and we wanted to work continuously and be very disciplined.”
Hazard’s strike price is massively up this season with 12 objectives to this point. It is extremely probably that the 27-year-old will break the 20-mark objective for the primary time in a single season as a Chelsea participant.
Hazard’s wonder-goals are quite a few, with the latest one arguably greatest – the solo strike within the League Cup this season in opposition to Liverpool.
Remarkably, many bear in mind Hazard’s most essential objective as being not one which gained Chelsea a title, however the one which stopped a rival in doing so. Hazard turns and drives ahead, earlier than discovering Costa, who lays it again off to see the Belgian go into folklore from a swerving far-post effort. The objective killed off Tottenham’s greatest probability to win the title in over 50 years, crowning Leicester champions.
Eden Hazard has proved his greatness in nearly each competitors, however some may say he has but to show it within the latter phases of the Champions League. Actual Madrid could also be hoping he does it for them sooner or later, however Chelsea stays on target to qualify for subsequent yr’s competitors.
The Belgian could also be topic to switch curiosity, however he has already proved his nice loyalty to Chelsea followers. Hazard is the primary participant since Didier Drogba to hit 100 for the membership, and solely the third within the final 30 years.