It was a historic victory for Chelsea’s cross London rivals Spurs and a major setback for Chelsea to commence the year with a 5-3 defeat. This was a big defeat as this has disrupted Chelsea’s 3 points lead over title rivals Manchester City.
This was also an eye opener as many of the weaknesses of the squad were exposed and on the brighter side a few players played really well and stepped on the pitch with only one motto: victory. Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Hazard and Ramires were those players. There were no arguments over who was the best Chelsea player on the field, here’s an analysis of his brilliant performance in yesterday’s game.
Eden Hazard Player Analysis: GHJB Rating 9.0/10
Yesterday revealed a completely different version of Eden Hazard that was more mature as he stepped on the pitch with a completely different mindset. He made a few runs towards the goal and perfectly demonstrated his pace which was never really exposed before. His dribbling was again world-class, his passing and vision was as good as always too.
Hazard is a very good passer of the ball and creates many chances when the counter attack is a setup. Yesterday he was involved in every Chelsea goal, his passing accuracy throughout the game was 81% and he also created 5 chances. He himself scored a goal, assisted by Fabregas. His pace was clearly manifested in that goal as he dispossessed the ball from opposition, carried it and created a chance for himself. He attempted 5 shots on goal out of which one went in, 3 were off target and 1 was saved by the keeper and stroked the post. His presence was also noticeable in the defensive third as well as he blocked 2 shots, intercepted the ball once and made 1 tackle which was unsuccessful.
Overall it was a very good and a completely different performance by Eden. If this level performance continues his and Chelsea’s future is very bright. Despite the defeat it was a very good game for Eden and a few players, chin up and KTBFFH!!
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Edited By: Ojas Tripathi