He believes the player is benefiting from system under Maurizio Sarri
Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and is one of the club’s undisputed stars. He is considered as one of the best players in the world after performing at the highest level over the past few seasons.
The Belgium International has scored 103 goals for the English side in 305 appearances. He has claimed two Premier League titles during his time in west London, along with FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League triumphs.
He had an impressive World Cup this campaign as he helped Belgium to reach the semi-finals and has continued his form to the new campaign.
The 27 year old has featured in all the Premier League fixtures so far this season, scoring 5 goals and providing 2 assists. He scored an impressive hat-trick against Cardiff City last weekend , maintaining the club’s 100 percent record and are on top of the table.
However, the Belgian remained in England after asking Maurizio Sarri to be rested for Europa League game against PAOK in Greece on Thursday. The Blues won the game 1-0 after Willian scored inside the first 7 minutes, keeping their 100 percent start intact.
Club’s legend and assistant coach Gianfranco Zola believes the best is still to come from Hazard and believes he is benefiting from the system under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
“Eden is a fantastic player and is getting to have more maturity when he plays so the results are mainly due to his qualities,” Zola told Chelsea TV ahead of their game against West Ham on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
“Of course he’s the type of player that it can benefit him a lot because you have a lot of the ball, close the opposition’s goal and in these conditions Eden can take a big advantage.
“I think he’s still not at his best. The more he plays in and understands the system, he’s going to be even more effective.”