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Eden Hazard's highlights v Brighton show Chelsea fans are dead right about him

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Chelsea winger Eden Hazard was at his brilliant best in the 2-0 Boxing Day win over Brighton at Stamford Bridge.

The Brighton defence found it impossible to pick up the 26-year-old Belgian, who must be wondering how he failed to bag a goal or assist.

As has happened so often this season, Alvaro Morata was the man to nod the Blues in front from a delicious Cesar Azpilicueta cross.

Fellow Spaniard Marcos Alonso doubled Chelsea's lead in the 60th minute.

"In the first half we had the right chances to score but didn't take them,” Antonio Conte told reporters.

"In the second half we settled very well and created many chances. It was a good performance with good intensity.

"It's the same performance against Everton - against Everton we showed 25 times we had shots on goal but today we scored twice. We are in a good moment of form and just continue this way."

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Hazard has been sublime in the first half of the 2017/18 season but only has five goals and two assists to show for it in the Premier League.

He saw a shot cleared off the line by a Brighton defender - but the Stamford Bridge faithful won't mind about his statistics as long he keeps on producing performances of this calibre.

What Chelsea fans made of Hazard's performance

Hazard's incredible individual highlights prove them right

He may have fewer goals and assists than Jesse Lingard but there are few players in the league that could ever produce individual highlights like these.

"I don’t think that Eden is at the peak of his career yet. I think he has a lot of improvement," Conte said earlier in December.

"He is a young player and it’s important for him to work, work, work in every training session to improve himself and then to have this kind of performance.

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"You are at the top when you win the Ballon d’Or the first time, when you win the Champions League, when you win the Word Cup.

"At that moment you are at the top of the world, so you are a great player."

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