Thursday 18 January 2018

Chelsea talisman Hazard thrilled to be living up to the hype as this is his 'job'

Chelsea's Eden Hazard with fans after a missed chance
Chelsea's Eden Hazard with fans after a missed chance

Eden Hazard was thrilled to rise to the occasion and live up to his pre-match billing as Chelsea's match-winner against Manchester United.

The Belgium playmaker's first-half goal - his 18th of the season - earned the Blues a 1-0 win which took Jose Mourinho's men within reach of the title. Hazard said: "Every game I try to do one good moment. This is my job. I like my job. I try to give pleasure to the fans when they come to the stadium. I did very well.

"This is why we play football, to play this kind of game and to score against this kind of team."

Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille after their Champions League win in 2012 and has won the Europa League and this year's Capital One Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.

"I came to Chelsea to win this league," Hazard added. "When you win this league you can say to everybody 'yes, I won the English league.' It's not easy."

Win at Arsenal next Sunday and Chelsea could wrap up the title three days later with victory at Leicester, but Mourinho played down that scenario. Hazard's performances have been key to the Blues' success this term and he has weighed in with 13 league goals.

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