181219 Fotboll, Engelska ligacupen Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final - Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - December 19, 2018 Chelsea's Ross Barkley is substituted for Eden Hazard REUTERS/Peter Nicholls © BildbyrŒn - COP 7 - SWEDEN ONLY

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has praised Eden Hazard for his magical abilities.

Chelsea were involved in a cup tie quarter-final clash against Bournemouth last night and Hazard came off the bench to make the difference for the Blues.

The match was seemingly controlled by Chelsea without any end product but the Cherries were coming into life as the match rolled on. However, Sarri had Hazard rolled up his sleeve and his introduction won Chelsea the toughly fought match.

“The way we were playing, you could see we had the belief that a goal was going to come,” Barkley told Sky Sports. “When Eden got that goal, he can produce magic moments like that. Credit to him and the team who got stuck in.

“He’s playing really well. He’s up there with the best in the world. He can produce goals like that out of nothing and to play with a player like that is fantastic. He’s relaxed, but once he’s on the training pitch he’s magical. He plays with enjoyment. He scores goals and creates goals. He’s laid-back, but on game day he’s ready to make things happen.”

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