Paul Merson explains why Eden Hazard will not score 40 goals this season

Maurizio Sarri earlier claimed that the Belgian can score that amount of goals

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.

Maurizio Sarr admitted earlier he might be the best player in Europe and claimed that he can score 40 goals this season.

But Sky Sports verdict and Chelsea fan Paul Merson believes Hazard can’t score that figure because goalscoring is not his natural game and reckons he prefers assisting his teammates.

Merson said as quoted by Express Sports: “No. He’s not one of them players if I’m being honest. He’s more of a provider than a goalscorer.

“I think he gets as much enjoyment out of setting people up than scoring goals, do you know what I mean? Forty is a big ask.

“I know (Mohamed) Salah did it but to do that, that’s some going.

“I think they’ve just got to keep him fit. If they keep him fit, he’s unplayable.”

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