Pundit raves about ‘magnificent’ Chelsea FC star after 2-1 win over Liverpool FC

The Chelsea FC legend was impressed with Eden Hazard's performance in a 2-1 win over Liverpool FC in the League Cup

Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Andy Townsend hailed Eden Hazard’s magnificent goal in Chelsea FC’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool FC in the Carabao Cup third round at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Belgium international has made a brilliant start to the Premier League season following five goals in five games despite an exhausting World Cup campaign.

Hazard started the third round tie on the bench but Maurizio Sarri introduced the 27-year-old following Daniel Sturridge’s breakthrough goal in the second half.

Emerson Palmieri levelled the cup clash before Hazard skipped past three Liverpool FC defenders before the Chelsea FC number 10 curled a finish past Simon Mignolet with five minutes to play.

Hazard has now scored six goals in eight appearances in all competitions to find his top form under new Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri.

Former Blues defender Townsend lavished praise on Hazard for his impressive performance.

“If you were a Liverpool supporter or player, you might feel that Chelsea have pinched it,” Townsend told BBC Sport.

“Liverpool were in control for large periods, they certainly started better in the second half and then got in front.

“But when Hazard is on the field anything can happen – it was a magnificent strike.”

Chelsea FC will take on Liverpool FC in their next Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The Blues are two points adrift of the Premier League leaders Liverpool FC after six games.

The west London side finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez Stats – Who Is Better?
Richest Sports Stars in the world
The Top 10 Richest Sports Stars In the World In 2022
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez Stats – Who Is Better?
Richest Sports Stars in the world
The Top 10 Richest Sports Stars In the World In 2022
Slideshow
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