Eden Hazard is like a new signing, gushes Chelsea star

Cesar Azpilicueta is thrilled to see Eden Hazard starting to find form again for Chelsea

Cesar Azpilicueta has heaped praise on Eden Hazard following his recent improved form for Chelsea.

The Belgian playmaker, like many of his team-mates, struggled to find consistent form in the first half of the season and only scored his first goal of the campaign after the turn of the year.

Hazard has also been hampered by a number of injuries in recent weeks but has shown signs of recovering some of the form which won him the PFA player of the year award last season.

The attacker found the net as Chelsea romped to a 5-1 win over Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

And Chelsea defender Azilicueta admits that he is thrilled to see Hazard starting to find form for the Blues once again.

Azpilicueta told the London Evening Standard: “Playing like this, Eden is like a new signing for us. Eden is a big player and we need him.

“We are a much stronger squad if we have Eden playing at his best and have a better chance to get good results.”

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Hazard will be hoping to feature when Chelsea travel to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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