Eden Hazard scored a scintillating solo goal as Chelsea led West Ham at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are playing West Ham at Stamford Bridge at the moment. The side faces the fellow Londoners amidst an intense battle for the top-4 race and cannot afford to drop points.
After a considerably decent start, Eden Hazard finally broke the deadlock with a stunning solo goal in the 24th minute.
The Chelsea attacker dribbled past a number of West Ham United defenders before finally beating their goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Eden Hazard has now been directly involved in 10 Premier League goals in as many games for Chelsea. These include five goals and five assists for the Belgian star.
Eden Hazard goal vs West Ham:
The Chelsea star took the ball from near the halfway line and went on an insane solo run, destroying the defenders in his way.
He cut past the defenders and created space to shoot the ball, and Fabianski could do little as the ball went sailing past the West Ham keeper for Chelsea’s first goal.
Here’s the goal from Eden Hazard:
Eden Hazard. What a goal. Does West Ham even have a defence? pic.twitter.com/73XhLrbXSr
— Sileqs (@Sileqs) April 8, 2019
This was also the Belgian’s 106th goal for Chelsea across all the competitions so far.
Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, with Real Madrid being the preferred destination. While these are still rumours, Hazard has stated that he is thoroughly committed to Chelsea for the time being.
Well, the goal and the subsequent celebration only further proves his statement.
By the time of publishing of this article, Chelsea led by a goal at Stamford Bridge.
How Twitter reacted..
Eden Hazard for Chelsea…
👕 341 appearances
⚽️ 106 goals
🅰️ 87 assists
A £100 million player? 💵 pic.twitter.com/C3dOESd6Xs
— Goal India (@Goal_India) April 8, 2019
WOW.@HazardEden10, that is a stunning goal! 🔥
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 8, 2019
Eden Hazard has now scored 18 goals across all competitions for Chelsea this season.
One goal away from equalling his best single-season tally for the club 👀 pic.twitter.com/Mnr4Xxbjkj
— Coral (@Coral) April 8, 2019
Chelsea will return to action on Thursday night when they face Slavia Praha in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinal.