Cesc Fabregas claims Eden Hazard doesn’t score enough goals for Chelsea FC
Cesc Fabregas runs the rule over Eden Hazard's goal-scoring record at Chelsea FC
Cesc Fabregas believes Chelsea FC forward Eden Hazard should be scoring 40 goals a season.
The Belgium international scored 12 times and made four assists in 32 appearances in the Champions League last term.
Fabregas netted three goals in eight games in the Champions League before a 4-1 loss to his former side FC Barcelona.
The 27-year-old scored 14 times in Chelsea FC’s title-winning campaign in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho in 2014-15.
Hazard netted 16 goals as Chelsea FC won the Premier League crown with two games to spare in Antonio Conte’s first season.
The Blues forward has never finished as the leading goal-scorer in the Premier League despite winning the PFA player of the year in 2015.
Fabregas has revealed that he told Hazard to target 40 goals a season given his talent.
“I tell Hazard if I had his physical abilities I would be scoring 40 goals a season because he can go past everyone,” Fabregas told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I cannot do it. I have to play it in a different way. He has the speed, the strength and the talent.”
Hazard moved to Chelsea FC in a big-money deal from Ligue 1 side Lille in the 2012 summer transfer window.
Fabregas moved to Chelsea FC in a £27m deal from FC Barcelona in 2014.