Eden Hazard has jokingly told new Chelsea teammate Alvaro Morata to improve his finishing with his feet after the Spaniard netted his third headed goal for the club on Saturday.
Morata opened the scoring for the Blues in their 2-1 victory away to Leicester City, diverting Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross into the back of the net, adding to his headed efforts against Burnley and Everton.
It means all three of his strikes for his new club have come via his head, and Hazard teased the former Real Madrid man that he needs to switch it up a bit – though was full of praise for the club’s record signing.
‘Like you saw, I saw he is a good player, I saw that he scores a lot with his head… now he needs to score with his feet,’ joked Hazard after the win over Leicester.
‘He is a top player. He can score every time. When he scores, we win the game so I think he is good.
‘He is in good form, even in the national team he scored three times so I hope that for Chelsea, he can score a lot of goals.’
Hazard came off the bench to make his first appearance of the season for Chelsea after breaking his ankle over the summer, and was delighted to get back on the field for the Blues having made his return with Belgium during the international break.
He continued: ‘I’m back and we took three points so it is a good evening for me. I feel ready, ready to be part of the team.
‘I had a chance to play with the national team so I did a good job there. In the past months I have just been working hard to be fit and on Tuesday we have the Champions League so I am just happy to be back on the pitch.’
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