Chris Waddle lavishes praise on superb Eden Hazard after Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Man City

The Tottenham legend was impressed with Eden Hazard's pace for Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester City

Chris Waddle hailed Eden Hazard’s superb pace after Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Manchester City at The Etihad on Saturday afternoon.

Antonio Conte’s side underlined their status as Premier League title favourites after an outstanding victory over Pep Guardiola’s men.

Chelsea showed character to bounce back from a 1-0 down to claim three points after Gary Cahill netted a first-half own goal in the top of the table clash.

However, Diego Costa cancelled out his team-mate’s mistake with a clinical finish in the 60th minute after Cesc Fabregas’ superb pass for the Spain international.

Willian edged Chelsea into a second-half lead with a superb counter-attacking move before Hazard sealed three points with a strike on the stroke of full-time.

The Belgian forward showed excellent pace to move away from the scrambling Manchester City defence and guided a finish past Claudio Bravo.

Former Tottenham midfielder Waddle singled out Hazard for special praise after Chelsea’s 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium to move the Blues four points clear of the Citizens.

“Again, the Chelsea counter-attack! Doesn’t Hazard have superb pace?” Waddle said during BBC Radio Five Live’s coverage for Chelsea’s 3-1 win.

“City mess things up near the halfway line and the visitors are away. Hazard gives Bravo the eyes and it’s a great finish.”

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