Eden Hazard scores fine goal as Chelsea draw with Barcelona

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Having been compared with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in recent days, all eyes were on Chelsea wide-man Eden Hazard as the Blues lined up against Barcelona in the early hours of the morning.

And it's safe to say the Belgian international didn't disappoint his following. With the score goalless in the early stages of the game, the dynamic forward received the ball closer to the half way line than the Barcelona goal, but that didn't stop him producing a sublime piece of magic. 

Despite a number of Barca players surrounding him, Hazard turned brilliantly to race through on goal, easing his way past his opponents, to ultimately fire home for the Blues in style. 


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There's no doubt about it, in an up and down pre-season for Jose Mourinho's side, that was most definitely their standout moment of the tour. 

The goal from Hazard really was sensational, but Barcelona's response wasn't bad, and it was old enemy Luis Suarez who got the Catalans level with a delightful chip.

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Shootout victory

In a game of quality goals, Sandro Ramirez then put Barcelona ahead on the night, until a late Gary Cahill header saved the game for Mourinho's side to send it to a penalty shootout. 

And Chelsea, much like they did in their pre-season clash with PSG, secured the victory from the spot as Loic Remy netted the winner after the duo of Gerard Pique and Alen Halilovic missed for Luis Enrique's side. 

Hazard the talisman...again 

In truth, in comparison to some of their rivals, Jose Mourinho and Co. have had a fairly quiet transfer window, but in Hazard they have without a doubt the standout player in England's elite division. 

Ultimately, the Belgian international led the west London outfit to the Premier League title last time round, and there's no reason why he won't be able to do it again in 2015/16. 

Let's be honest, he's still some way off the duo of Ronaldo and Messi, but if he continues to develop at the rate he currently is, then he will soon cement his place as the world's third best player. 

Chelsea must start the new season as favourites to land the title, as Hazard alone will take some stopping. 

Will Hazard lead Chelsea to the title again? Have your say below! 

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