A Hazard Masterclass


By Gary Watton
April 8 2019

The Chelsea faithful, who have had to be patient through a winter of mediocrity, were treated to a double helping from the majestic Eden Hazard. This was a cracking game, and a score of six goals to two would have been much more appropriate. As it was, the hosts attacked with gusto and aplomb, and narrowly avoided converting other chances. The trouble was that the delay in scoring the second goal gave rise to fears that Wet Sham would mug us with an equaliser, like they did twelve months ago. Fortunately that pesky Hernandez didn't score against us this time. This was a refreshing performance from Chelsea. Having got out of jail at Cardiff, they've really kicked on with two clean sheets, five goals, and maximum points since then. The confidence has come flooding back, which is timely, given the big challenges ahead. We really need to take something from our two visits to the north west, to Liverfools and ManUre, or else this incursion into the top four may prove to be a temporary one.

CHELSEA 2 West Ham United 0; half time: 1-0

CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Rudiger; Azpilicueta; Luiz; Emerson; Kante; Loftus-Cheek; Higuain; Jorginho; Hazard; Hudson-Odoi. Used substitutes: Barkley; Giroud; Pedro

CHELSEA goal scorer: Hazard (two)

 

LEADING SCORERS:

Hazard nineteen

Giroud eleven

Morata nine

Pedro nine

Loftus-Cheek eight

Willian eight

Barkley five

Hudson-Odoi five

Kante four

Higuain three

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