Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Sarri tips Hazard for Golden Boot

Sarri tips Hazard for Golden Boot

Eden Hazard may have found his ideal manager in Maurizio Sarri.

Reports in Germany earlier this month suggested he favours heading to Stamford Bridge over other interested clubs. He was also pleased with the brilliant start Chelsea have made this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri said that when he arrived at Chelsea he thought Hazard was one of the best players in Europe. Maybe he is the best.

Hazard is now topping the goal-scoring charts in the Premier League with five goals, but it's his style of play that Carragher admires continuing his appreciation by saying, "The great thing that I love and say about every top attacking player is they can't be bullied, they can't be knocked off the ball".

"In the first 20 minutes or so we struggled slightly to deal with the clipped ball into the channels and set pieces in particular and they fairly went ahead".

Eden Hazard's excellent start to his season continued on Saturday with his hat-trick against Cardiff City. We have spoken and I told him he can score 40 goals. "He has to improve some things, but he can do it".

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He curled the ball over the PSV wall from 25m out into the top corner beyond the reach of goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet . He has six goals in seven games already, including two in a 7-0 away win at ADO Den Haag at the weekend.

"I think overall the performance was very positive, although there will clearly be bigger tests this season".

Should Chelsea mount an unexpected title challenge, it will be down to their resilience in holding onto Hazard.

"It is in no way devaluing the competition if we make those changes because the standard of the players who might come in are clearly top-level Premier League with absolutely no exceptions", Nevin added.

The Blues finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.

'We've earned the right to play against teams like Chelsea. "When the players are playing with confidence everything flows a bit easier but to bring that flow back you have to be strong physically and mentally".

Giroud is yet to find the net for Chelsea this season but already has three assists in five Premier League games while Hazard has found the net five times. "I don't care that he wasn't great (in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Liverpool). We all have to help him to score goals and help him to continue like this".

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