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Gianfranco Zola's reaction to Eden Hazard's performance for Chelsea v Cardiff

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Eden Hazard is currently the top goal scorer in the Premier League.

Despite the fact the Belgian didn't start Chelsea's first two games of the season, he's already notched five goals for the season.

His form has been ridiculously good and he turned in one of his finest ever displays in a Chelsea shirt against Cardiff.

The former Lille man scored his first ever hat-trick for the club as Maurizio Sarri's side ran out 4-1 winners.

Willian scored the fourth and final goal, with Sol Bamba actually giving the newly-promoted visitors the lead in the first-half.

But the Blues came back with a vengeance and have now won their first five games of the season.

And Chelsea fans spotted the reaction Hazard got about his performance from club legend Gianfranco Zola - who is Sarri's assistant.

The Italian was seen doing a bowing motion to the Belgian as he was substituted for David Zappacosta in the dying minutes.


Those two may very well be remembered as Chelsea's two greatest ever players when Hazard is finished.

The Belgian spoke to BBC cameras shortly after the match and was full of praise for Olivier Giroud, who assisted him twice in the game.

Hazard said: "Olivier Giroud is a target man - he is probably the best in the world - he is a pleasure to play with."

Praise doesn't come much higher than that.

Hazard celebrates vs Cardiff

Sarri was, of course, delighted with Hazard's performance, but he made a very interesting point after the game about his goalscoring potential.

The boss thinks he wastes too much energy in the defensive half of the pitch.

He said: "No (not defending), when we have the ball in our half and he touches the ball five or six times, it shows he spends a lot of energies, and can have more enegy in the last 25 metres. He can score 30 or 35 goals." 

Gianfranco Zola
Maurizio Sarri
Willian Borges da Silva
Olivier Giroud
Eden Hazard
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