Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard has said that he feels less pressure on his shoulders to be the attacking force of the team, after the arrivals of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas from Spain this summer.
Costa and Fabregas moved to Stamford Bridge in the transfer window from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona respectively, and Hazard believes that there is less riding on him to provide the magic in games all by himself.
In the goals
The Belgian was the Chelsea top scorer last year, and also came second to Luis Suarez in the PFA player of the year, but the Blues didn't win any silverware last season, and with the £62million duo joining for this campaign, Hazard believes they will make all the difference.
Hazard was quoted in the London Evening Standard as saying: "It’s true they’re the best players. Costa can score every game, and I can now concentrate on assists. Last season I scored a lot of goals and maybe this season I can make a lot more passes forward because Costa is one of the best and he can score.
The 23-year-old also reserved a lot of praise for his fellow midfielder, saying "Cesc is one of the best midfielders in the world. He can score as well and make good assists, just like the first game against Burnley where he made a beautiful pass for Andre Schurrle. It’s very important for the team and he can help us win.
"It’s my job to score but it’s also my job to make assists as well. I’m ready to be better than last season. When I’m on the pitch I try to give my best."
In confident mood
So far Chelsea have scored the most goals in the Premier League, having hit double figures after just three games, and Hazard believes that with the added attacking threat, Stamford Bridge will be home to plenty of this season's silverware come May.
“We have a very competitive team and we want more than last season" said the 23 year old. "Last season we played good but we didn’t win any trophies so we want more.
"The new players have settled in very good. I enjoy playing with the best players in the squad and I’m very happy.
“We can win four trophies and I hope we can compete in the two cups, the Premier League and Champions League for a long time throughout the year.”