Eden Hazard makes huge Olivier Giroud claim after Newcastle hat-trick | Football | Sport
Hazard continued his phenomenal form this season with a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian’s first two goals were assisted by Giroud, who is currently keeping club record signing Alvaro Morata out of the team.
And speaking after the match, Hazard hailed his strike partner.
Hazard said: ”The game was very tough.
“We know especially after the break it’s hard to play a good game because we are all a bit tired but we got an important three points today.
“We could play better, we should play better but we still scored four goals.
“Olivier Giroud is a target man – he is probably the best in the world – he is a pleasure to play with.
“After only five games we are doing good, we are confident, so we will see [about a title challenge].”
Hazard is the fourth player to score more than one Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea (also Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink).
And his head coach Maurizio Sarri believes he might be the best in Europe.
He said: ”Eden Hazard is unique.
“I thought he was one of the best in Europe – but now I am changing my mind as maybe now he is the best in Europe.”