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Watch: Chelsea fans compare Eden Hazard to Gianfranco Zola after goal

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There's no denying that Eden Hazard's back.

The Belgian's goal in the 4-0 win over Manchester United last Sunday saw him equal his whole tally for last season of four goals, and he followed it up by finding the back of the net again versus Southampton.

Chelsea went a goal up within six minutes at St Mary's thanks to the playmaker's brilliance, as he slipped through the Saints' defence to finish from a tight angle.

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Hazard's talent is pretty unique, but that hasn't stopped some Chelsea fans from comparing him to a Stamford Bridge legend after that goal.

Quite a few Blues fans took to Twitter to point out the resemblances between the 25-year-old's strike and a classic goal from Gianfranco Zola against Manchester United in 1997.

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For any Chelsea player, being compared to Zola is about as flattering as it gets, so Hazard will no doubt be delighted if it's pointed out to him after the game.

Let's take a look at the two goals. First, Hazard:

And then, Zola:

Few players are able to beat a defender with such ease, but that's one thing the two players definitely have in common. It's fair to argue that Southampton shouldn't have let Hazard get in behind them like that, but once he had, there was no stopping him as he eased the ball through the legs of Fraser Forster.

And unsurprisingly, it didn't go unnoticed on social media. 

How does Hazard compare to Zola? Will he go on to be a Chelsea legend? Have your say in the comments. 

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