Eden Hazard: Chelsea FC star is maybe the best in the world

Eden Hazard discusses Olivier Giroud's importance to the Chelsea FC team this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Eden Hazard
Chelsea FC playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Eden Hazard has declared that Olivier Giroud is “maybe” the best target man in world football after the pair helped Chelsea FC to move top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

The west London side continued their strong start to the new campaign under new boss Maurizio Sarri as they wrapped up a thumping 4-1 win over Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard netted a hat-trick for Sarri’s side and Willian added another goal late on to help Chelsea FC maintain their 100 per cent start to the new campaign and move up into top spot in the table.

The 31-year-old Giroud played the full 90 minutes for the Blues and set up two of Chelsea FC’s goals to help Sarri’s men continue their fine form.

And Hazard was full of praise for Giroud after the pair helped the Blues to claim all three points on Saturday.

Hazard told Chelsea FC’s website: “Olivier’s a target man, maybe the best in the world, I think so.

“When he gets the ball he can hold the ball and we can go in deep with him, so for us it’s a pleasure to play with him.

“When Alvaro [Morata] was playing it’s completely different, he’s a different player than Olivier, but they both have great qualities, so I’m happy to have good strikers in the team.”

Chelsea FC will now switch their attentions towards Europa League affairs and their clash against PAOK on Thursday night.

The west London side are aiming to at least break back into the top four this season after they finished fifth and won the FA Cup last term under Antonio Conte.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Paul Pogba
Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Paul Pogba at Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Rotterdam 2019
Stan Wawrinka
Rotterdam 2019: Gael Monfils wins first title in over a year against resurgent Stan Wawrinka
Charlie Nicholas
Sky Sports pundit rates Arsenal signings under Unai Emery
Mesut Ozil
Emmanuel Petit delivers verdict on Mesut Ozil’s problem at Arsenal