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Eden Hazard was in remarkable form against Brighton on Saturday as he helped the Blues to a 4-0 victory – the first win for Chelsea this year.

Hazard was the man of the match in that game and easily went past the Brighton defenders as he scored a brace in the game.

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes Hazard was phenomenal against Brighton and is a delight for every football fan.

He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “As was clear to anyone watching, Eden Hazard was in the mood on the day. I do feel we, and by that I mean any lover of football, should savour these special Hazard days.”

Nevin also admitted that the skill of the Belgian will be very frustrating for opposition defenders who have to foul him to stop him.

He continued: “The effortless way he beats players when on this form is a rare talent these days, as is the willingness to get up and get on with it after being hacked, tripped, bumped and barged continually by a whole gang of frustrated defenders.

“Actually, a little part of me has always understood that level of frustration felt by defenders. It is bad enough getting beaten, but being made to look ridiculous into the bargain when you are twisted into the ground, just adds insult to injury. Oddly I can remember a certain Stuart Pearce (for any kids reading, he was quite hard!) thumping me once down at the Bridge and me thinking to myself as I writhed on the ground that I probably deserved it on that occasion, for showing just a little too much sass when beating him a few moments earlier.”

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