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Chelsea: Top five Eden Hazard goals

Hazard has scored some crackers (©GettyImages)
Hazard has scored some crackers (©GettyImages).

As far as debut seasons go, Eden Hazard has been superb.

The Belgian received some criticism halfway through the season but soon proved doubters wrong after being banned for three games and it seemed Chelsea were a lot weaker team without him.

He was a creator and a consistent performer this season for Chelsea but also chipped in with a few goals himself to cap off a great first season in the Premier League.

We haven’t seen the best of him yet. That will be next season.

5. Chelsea 2-0 West Ham

A derby day of such importance as all teams were fighting for points in the race for a top-four finish.

Eden Hazard and Juan Mata are passing the ball back and forth to each other for fun as they try and find away out of West Ham pressure, but with those two you can bet it wont take long.

As Mata waits for Hazard's run and dinks the ball over the top for him to run onto into the box and take past two West Ham defenders before smashing the ball into the corner of the net to kill the game off.

4. Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa

Dominance is a understatement: Chelsea won 8-0 with seven different goalscorers and even had the luxury of missing a penalty.

Hazard was picked out on the left wing and, after some trickery, finds Oscar who send a lovely through ball back to the Belgian, who turns away from two defenders and lashes a high shot into the roof of the net to score Chelsea’s seventh goal.

3. Chelsea 1-1 Sparta Prague

Chelsea will look back on this as one of the biggest goals they scored in their Europa League-winning campaign as it took them through to the last 16.

Chelsea, coming into the games as solid favourites after a 1-0 away win in the previous leg, went behind early due to a Gary Cahill slip letting David Lafata take range from 10 yards.

Chelsea never give up - and with the last kick of the game they formed a counter with Hazard running that left flank as he always does so well, wriggling away from his defender and smashing a beauty into the top left-hand corner to send Chelsea through.

2. Manchester United 2-2 Chelsea

An FA Cup tie at Old Trafford. Manchester United are always going to be the favourites especially when they are 2-0 up within 10 minutes through Javiar Hernandez and Wayne Rooney. But Rafael Benitez makes his move by putting on Hazard and John Obi Mikel for Frank Lampard and Victor Moses - and what an inspired substitution it turned out to be.

Leaving Mikel in centre midfield allowed Ramiers to burst forward and run at the United defence, which led to the equaliser. But to get back in the game we saw a moment of magic from Hazard.

The winger made space on the left-hand side collecting a switch pass from Juan Mata and curling an unstoppable finish past David De Gea.

1. Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea

Some people say this result was more luck then clinical finishing. Stoke scored two own goals and conceded a penalty but, let’s not forget, chances have to be made for own goals to be scored and penalties to be won and scored.

There was one goal scored by a Chelsea player in open play and what a goal it was from the Belgium playmaker as he picks the ball up 35 yards from goal, turning away from the Stoke defence and lashing a shot of pure excellence in to the top left of the goal. Even a 'keeper of Asmir Begovic’s standard wasn’t saving that. 

 

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