Eden Hazard has been in good form this season and is unarguably Chelsea’s best player this campaign. The 28-year-old Belgian has helped the team this season with some important goals and assists. He has scored 14 league goals so far and made 12 assists.
Hazard’s late equaliser against Wolves last month has now been nominated for the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award.
The goal was a dying minute strike that earned Chelsea a point against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side with the game looking to end in a defeat.
There are seven other nominees recognised for their goals that will also contest for goal of the month for March. They are Diogo Jota (Wolves), Yan Valery (Southampton), Andreas Pereira (Man Utd), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Anthony Knockaert (Brighton), Karlan Grant (Huddersfield) and Matt Ritchie (Newcastle).
Hazard scored another brilliant goal that could be a contester for the Goal of the Month in April in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Brighton, and Danny Higginbotham has revealed that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri should continue featuring Hazard together with Hudson-Odoi, insisting that they complement each other.
“More often than not, you see Hazard picking the ball up and he’s surrounded by players, but against Brighton we saw him playing a little bit deeper, starting to get on the ball and find himself with time and space and that’s because of Hudson-Odoi,” he told Sky Sports.
“They don’t get in the way of each other. What we’ve seen at times with Chelsea is that some of the players don’t complement each other, sometimes some of the players are making the same runs.
“It was Hazard’s pass to Hudson-Odoi that created the goal and then we saw Hazard getting involved a little bit deeper. All that is possible because of the simple fact that you’ve got a player like Hudson-Odoi. He brings out the best in Hazard.”