Jamie Redknapp warns Chelsea’s title rivals: Eden Hazard looks so sharp
The Liverpool legend admits Eden Hazard is in top form ahead of Chelsea's festive schedule
Eden Hazard is hitting top form just in time for Chelsea’s festive schedule, according to Jamie Redknapp.
The Belgium international missed the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season as he continued his rehabilitation from a broken ankle at the end of last season.
Hazard made his return to the Chelsea side as a substitute in a 2-1 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last month.
The 26-year-old scored either side of half-time in the west London side’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge last weekend to take his tally to five Premier League goals this term.
In fact, Hazard has scored eight times and has made four assists in 18 appearances in all competitions this term since his return from his broken ankle.
Chelsea have a kind run of fixtures up until the end of December to give Antonio Conte’s men the chance to close ground Premier League leaders Manchester City.
The Blues are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games following a run of six victories and one stalemate since a 1-0 win against Manchester United at the end of October.
Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp hailed Hazard’s recent form for Chelsea after his double against Newcastle.
“Eden Hazard is looking as sharp as I have seen him,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“While the rest of the Premier League are starting to feel the strain as the Christmas period approaches, Hazard is benefiting from his break at the start of the season.”