Lineker hails ‘supreme’ Chelsea duo after 4-0 thrashing of West Brom

Gary Lineker was very impressed by what he saw from Chelsea during their thrashing of West Brom on Saturday

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England legend Gary Lineker Photo: BT Sport

Gary Lineker lavished praise on Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard as Chelsea underlined their title credentials with a thumping 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.

The west London side headed into the game full of confidence after their 1-0 victory over Manchester United before the international break.

Chelsea ran riot in the first half at the Hawthorns and it was summer signing Morata who fired the Blues into the lead in the 17th minute with his eighth Premier League goal of the season.

Hazard was also in sublime form throughout, and the Belgian made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute following a superb pass from Cesc Fabregas.

Defender Marcos Alonso then made it 3-0 before half-time in the 38th minute at The Hawthorns as Antonio Conte’s men ran riot agains the Baggies.

Hazard then netted his second of the afternoon in the 62nd minute for Chelsea to complete the rout as they moved up to second place in the table.

It was a busy day of Premier League action and Lineker was particularly impressed by Morata and Hazard’s performances for Chelsea.

Lineker tweeted during the game: “So much going on, but in a nutshell: Chelsea are 3 up at West Brom; Hazard & Morata supreme.

“2 Salah beauties for Liverpool.”

Chelsea will now look to take a step closer towards booking their place in the knockout phase of the Champions League when they travel to Qarabag on Wednesday night.

The Blues are aiming to defend their title after winning the top-flight crown under Conte last season.

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