On Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge, he left empty-handed as Chelsea run away with the points in a 4-0 demolition job of Manchester United in South London.
Things went from bad to worse for Mourinho on Sunday afternoon as he saw his team 1-0 in the first thirty seconds of the game, before seeing goals added to Pedro’s opener by Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.
There was one Chelsea player that stood out throughout the game, and that was Eden Hazard, scorer of the third Chelsea goal. The way he exchanged passes with Diego Costa before slotting the ball past David De Gea was exquisite, and he earned himself the Man of the Match award.
Since the defeat at Arsenal, Chelsea have won their last three playing under a new system that has allowed Hazard to put in his best performances of the season. Conte has pressed on with plans to setup his Chelsea side with a back three, and over the last few weeks has been able to make this a success.
The new system adopted by Chelsea with wing-backs has allowed Eden Hazard to concentrate more on his attacking work rather than his defensive work, and this change in mindset has enabled the Belgian to really excel over the last week games and weeks.
The 25-year-old seems to be back to his best after an extended string of poor performances, but showed us all today what he is capable of once again, playing a big part in the taking apart of Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Hazard, in addition to his goal, completed 84% of his passes and delivered four crosses on his way to picking up the Man of the Match award as well as creating one further chance for his teammates.
Fans took to Twitter to heap praise onto the Belgian, who played extremely well in the 4-0 win.
Hazard’s goal was superb. What movement.
— Siddhu (@cheekyponnama) October 23, 2016
— Nate (@NateNwajei) October 23, 2016
Hazard has tore Utd to shreds, superb footballer
— Pilib de Brún (@Malachians) October 23, 2016
Brilliant Eden Hazard. Get in. ?
— Costa’s Son (@Nuwaha17) October 23, 2016
— Azhar Khan (@shah_azhar_shah) October 23, 2016
perfect motm eden hazard ??? #CHEMUN
— rdza (@shahrdza_) October 23, 2016
Hazard has been superb tonight. Deserved to be on the scoresheet ??
— Husen Chopx (@chopxhusen) October 23, 2016
Eden Hazard is once again becoming an influential and integral part of the Chelsea side, causing defences up and down the country huge problems. He will be key if Chelsea are to make a push for the Premier League title this season in Conte’s debut campaign. Are Hazard and Chelsea up to the task?