Eden Hazard has pretty much embodied everything Chelsea this season. The Belgian has been right in the thick of everything we’ve achieved so far. He currently has seven goals in the EPL, and has been involved in some of our goals so far. In fact, so good are his performances that he has been credited with Chelsea’s success. Some have even gone on to suggest that he carries the team, and without him, we’ll struggle.
As much as I acknowledge his work rate and talent, I don’t think those claims are true. Hazard has been good, and has earned good mention in our success as a club since joining in 2012; but is it just Hazard? Has he single handedly carried the team? Will the club struggle without him?
I’m sure that if there was anyone who was holding in to the notion that Chelsea cannot perform without their Belgian star, Chelsea’s performance against Burnley on Sunday would have changed their belief.
As much as we have enjoyed a good run of games with our star man’s performances, it’s also worth saying that the entire team has been superb, and contributed towards the journey so far.
On Sunday, without him at Burnley, we scored four pretty goals. And I’m sure if it happens again, we’ll also get the three points.
Chelsea have never been a one man team. Our attack may suffer a little for the poor form of our forwards, but we’ll always be able to find a way from other parts of the pitch. And I’m happy for the convincing win. Because I know it will spur the team to go on and put out even better performances.