Chelsea talisman and Belgium captain Eden Hazard recently earned a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu, being their latest Galactico in the process. The Belgian has been one of the most outlandish talents the Premier League has seen, one whose record against Top 6 opposition is striking and has all the qualities of being a great of the game someday. His move to Real Madrid pitches him up against one of the game’s best – Lionel Messi of Barcelona. While at Chelsea, Hazard has scored some scremers and we take a look at his Top 5 career goals.
5. Stoke City v Chelsea, 2013-14 Premier League
Still only settling down at Chelsea and sporting the No.17 jersey, Eden Hazard scored a stunner from 30 yards out off his weaker left foot to beat the Stoke goalkeeper from distance.
The strike was a sign of the legend that Hazard was going to be for Chelsea, the future Chelsea legend that he would become and the goal-machine that would give Chelsea a Premier League title, a Europa League title and a couple of domestic Cups.
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4. Liverpool v Chelsea, 2015-16 FA Cup
Eden Hazard is all about swift movements, nutmegs and dummys. The Belgian was at it again against rivals Liverpool in a FA Cup match at Anfield as Chelsea, suffering from a bad start in the season that saw Jose Mourinho sacked, went 1-0 up.
Hazard, who was having a really sticky season with injuries stepped up and delivered a low strike with his right foot past Mignolet after having beaten three Liverpool defenders and cutting inside from the right.
3. Chelsea v West Ham, 2018-19 Premier League
Always a man for the big occasion, Eden Hazard was poised to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid and amidst a dull gloomy season for Chelsea under much-criticised Maurizio Sarri, Hazard scored a gem at Stamford Bridge against city rivals West Ham.
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The goal came out of the blue and Hazard, starting the day on the left, drifted in, received the ball in midfield and sped forward beating defenders left and right and finally shooting an accurate finish past West Ham goalkeeper Fabianski.
2.Liverpool v Chelsea, 2018-19 Premier League
Another Liverpool game, another stunning strike. The little magician was at it again at Anfield when he built, made and took a goal that was literally his own doing. Favoring his right foot, Hazard drifted into the box from the right and shot a rocket past the Liverpool goalkeeper.
The nature of the goal and the quick dribbling involved reminded fans of the famous Messi goal against Bayern Munich a couple of years back when the Barcelona ace left defenders falling like pins with his dribbling. Hazard has scored some beautiful goals for Chelsea, this one right there, among the best.
1. Chelsea v Arsenal, 2016-17 Premier League
The best Eden Hazard goal till date. Hazard put down a marker in this famous London derby as he scored a solo goal, receiving the ball from the halfway line, sprinting forward, beating four Arsenal defenders one-on-one and then shooting past Petr Cech.
It was an unbelievable goal that simply redefined Hazard’s standing in the game, one where he simply was one of the best players in the league, a goal that would make Real Madrid make a summer bid for him, only to be rejected by Chelsea. Who wants to lose a talent like this?