Whenever Eden Hazard scores a special goal, he always slides with his knees across the turf, and it has been his trademark celebration over the years for Chelsea.
However, Hazard is in red-hot form this season and is enjoying his best season as a Chelsea player and even in his career so far.
After a brilliant World Cup, Hazard has upped his gear for Chelsea this season and is scoring goals like we have never seen him do before. The Belgian isn’t only the highest scorer in the Chelsea team, he is also leading the scorer’s chart in the Premier League.
Hazard has banged in seven goals in eight games this season, but he ditched his trademark knee-slide when he scored in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool last weekend. Hazard slid gracefully across the turf after his wonderful solo goal at Anfield just three days previously, but he has admitted he is scoring so frequently these days that he needs to give his knees a rest from the hurt.
“Look, look celebrations, sliding on my knees I need to stop this,” he told Chelsea’s official website.
“My knees they are on fire now. Sorry for the fans but no more celebrations like this.”
Hazard was among the best players in the Wolrd Cup, and he has brought his extraordinary form to the Premier League which made Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri label him as the current best in the world.
Sarri has also urged Hazard to score more goals and has urged him to work hard and reach his full potential which will make him the best player in the world.
He said: “Of course [he is more intense in matches than training], every player prefers to play than work without the ball. He needs more continuity in the physical and mental point of view.
“He is one of the best. I’m absolutely convinced he can improve. I think we’ve only seen 75-80% of his potential. If he can improve, he can be the best in the world.
“It’s very difficult to compare [if he is the best player I have coached]. He’s a genius. He’s unique.
“He has the opportunity to improve more. Technically he’s the best. I want him to be the best in the world.”