Eden Hazard reacts to Chelsea FC’s 3-0 win at Southampton

Eden Hazard has his say on Chelsea FC's 3-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday

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

Eden Hazard has insisted that he is loving life under new Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri after he helped the Blues claim a 3-0 win over Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

The Belgian playmaker has started the season in top form following the appointment of Sarri as Antonio Conte’s successor at Stamford Bridge back in July.

Hazard scored his eighth goal of the season on Sunday as he netted the opener against the Saints to send them on their way towards a victory on the south coast.

Goals in the second half from Ross Barkley and Alvaro Morata then added gloss to the scoreline as Sarri’s men extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight games.

The 27-year-old Hazard has been earning lots of praise for the performances he has been showing in recent weeks, and most Chelsea FC fans would probably agree that the Belgian is back to his best.

Hazard himself has now admitted that he is enjoying his new role in the Chelsea FC team under new boss Sarri as the Blues continue their strong start to the season.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Sunday’s win, Hazard said: “We are enjoying playing well and scoring goals.

“The first half was not so easy, they missed big chances and then we have had a bit of luck for our first goal, but we controlled the match in the second half.

“I don’t know if I’ve played better [than I am at the minute], I’m just playing good football because we [Chelsea] are playing good football. I want to keep doing it and keep everyone happy.

“I don’t think about personal targets, I’m happy as long as we win. Maybe I need to think about that, some people only think about goals.”

Most Chelsea FC supporters would probably agree that Hazard’s best season so far in a Blue shirt came when he was voted as the PFA player of the year in 2014-15, as he helped to fire the west London side to a Premier League and League Cup double under Jose Mourinho.

However, if the Belgian continues his fine start to the new campaign, he is likely to surpass the impact he had during that campaign.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on 20 October.

They finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season under Conte.

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