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Jose Mourinho hails Hazard show

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that high-flying winger Eden Hazard delivered his best performance of the season during the Blues' 4-3 win over Sunderland.

The 22-year-old Belgium international, who also played the decisive pass for Frank Lampard's equaliser, netted twice at the Stadium of Light.

This spectacular display from Hazard enabled Chelsea to remain second in the Premier League; and four points behind leaders Arsenal.

And when asked where he ranked Hazard's display, Mourinho replied: “With me, the best.

“Maybe last season he did something similar or even better but with me that is the best.

“The talent and the ambition were there from the first minute and that’s the first time I’ve seen that from him.

“He has a great talent but sometimes he does an incredible thing then disappears from the game and then might come back in the second half.

“Today, though, the performance was fantastic.”

However, the Chelsea boss admitted his concerns for his side’s lack of concentration; something that almost cost them a draw against the team who sit at the very foot of the Premier League table.

“The game is also about basic things and we failed in the basic things in the game,” he continued.

“That was down to defensive pieces and set plays. So in a game where we should win clearly, because of the way we played we risk the result up until the last second.

“In the last six minutes if they have two more corners, they win 5-4.”

He said: “He was unplayable, as a manager I haven’t come up against anyone like that.”

Next up for Chelsea is an away clash to Stoke City, where they will once again attempt to close the gap between themselves and league leaders Arsenal. Sunderland on the other hand prepare to host Tottenham, looking to chalk some points up themselves.

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