Eden Hazard has urged Antonio Conte to allow him to complete his hat-trick in future games following Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.
The Belgium international was the star man at Stamford Bridge as he found the net twice against Rafa Benitez’s men.
But Hazard was denied the chance to score his third as Conte decided to replace him with Willian with 12 minutes remaining.
Asked if he was disappointed to be brought off by the Chelsea manager, Hazard told Sky Sports: ‘No, I think all the players want to play.
‘We play on Tuesday, so rest sometimes is good. But of course, when I score two, I want to score a hat-trick. ‘But I’ll let the other boys score, no problem.’
Jamie Redknapp reacts to Eden Hazard’s display in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle
Jamie Redknapp heaped praise on Eden Hazard’s brilliant performance in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors made the breakthrough in the first half when Dwight Gayle broke the deadlock in the 12th minute following the English forward’s goal at Old Trafford a fortnight ago.
Chelsea were level eight minutes later when Hazard pounced on the loose ball and fired past Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow to score his fourth Premier League goal of the season.
Alvaro Morata handed the home side the lead when Alvaro Morata connected with Victor Moses’ cross to take his tally to 10 goals following a summer move from Real Madrid.
The Belgium international made it 3-1 thanks to Hazard’s chipped finish from the penalty spot following a foul on Moses with 13 minutes remaining at Stamford Bridge.
Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Redknapp hailed Hazard’s performance in a 3-1 win over Newcastle.
“The form he is in – he was sensational,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “His feet were so quick. He was in great form.”
Hazard scored 16 times in their title-winning campaign under Conte last season to get his hands on his second Premier League crown in three seasons.
Chelsea moved to within eight points of Premier League leaders Manchester City ahead of the Citizens’ clash against West Ham United.