Eden Hazard has started the season brilliantly for Chelsea, creating and scoring goals for fun. After a summer throughout which the Belgian winger was linked with a move away to Real Madrid, few would have predicted that Hazard would not only stay but also play with the hunger he has shown so far.
Maurizio Sarri certainly deserves some credit for that as the Belgian himself has admitted that he is enjoying life under the new manager. Hazard was at his devastating best last Saturday against Cardiff as he scored a hat-trick in a game that the Blues won 4-1. The 27-year-old ran rings around the Cardiff defenders who struggled to get near him all game.
It is well known that on occasions, when Hazard scores a goal, he enjoys rubbing the nose of the opposition fans in it by celebrating in front of them. The Belgian has done it a couple of times already in his Chelsea career, and added to his collection when he did it again against Cardiff on Saturday. When Hazard gave his side the lead by scoring his second goal of the game, he ran straight to the away section with his arms stretched out, to taunt the Cardiff fans.
Cardiff, who started the game well and even took the lead, were in the game for around an hour before Chelsea took the game away from them. As you can expect the Cardiff fans didn’t react favorably when Hazard decided to celebrate near the away section.
Check out this brilliant picture of Hazard celebrating in front of the Cardiff fans who go berserk:
While some would consider Hazard’s behavior a little naughty, Chelsea fans certainly won’t mind it as long as the Belgian keeps playing as well as he is. If Hazard can maintain his form for the rest of the season, Chelsea fans will believe they have a great shot at winning the title with no Champions League distraction to worry about this season.