Friday 28 October 2016

Hazard takes dig at Mourinho as Chelsea keep record going

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Photo: Nick Potts/PA
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Eden Hazard appeared to take a sly dig at Jose Mourinho after inspiring Chelsea to a 3-0 win over Burnley.

Hazard struggled for form as the Blues toiled under Mourinho last season but looks reinvigorated under new boss Antonio Conte.

The Belgian scored a superb opening goal, racing half the length of the pitch before curling home from 20 yards after just nine minutes.

He continued to torment the Burnley defence as further goals from Willian and Victor Moses maintained Chelsea's perfect start to the campaign.

And afterwards Hazard praised the impact of Conte, who enjoyed a successful playing career with Juventus and Italy - unlike Mourinho who never made the grade as a player.

"He's tried to give us confidence," Hazard said. "He knows players because he used to be one.

"We had one bad season but we are trying to do better. He tries to motivate us and we are giving everything."

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