Eden Hazard sends message to Pedro after Chelsea wonder-goal
Eden Hazard heaps praise on Pedro Rodriguez after his brilliant goal in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Everton
Eden Hazard congratulated Pedro Rodriguez on his brilliant goal in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Everton on Sunday afternoon.
It looked like it could be a frustrating afternoon for Antonio Conte’s men after a goalless first half at Goodison Park.
However, Pedro broke the deadlock after the break with a superb long-range strike into the top corner.
Goals from Gary Cahill and Willian then followed as Conte’s side wrapped up victory to take a big step towards winning the title.
And Hazard singled out Pedro for special praise after his goal set Chelsea on their way towards victory on Merseyside.
Hazard told Chelsea’s website: “It’s this kind of game where beforehand you can be scared because when they play at home they are very strong and anything can happen, but we dealt with it and we played a fantastic game, we deserved to win.
“Sometimes it’s difficult because the guy is everywhere with me, but when it’s not me somebody else can make the difference, like Pedro did.”
Hazard and Pedro will both be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action next week with a home clash against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will secure the Premier League title for a second time in three seasons if they win three of their remaining four games.