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Chelsea star Eden Hazard scored a brilliant solo goal to give Chelsea the lead against West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Hazard dribbled past five West Ham players before slotting home the opener.

Hazard then scored the second goal of the game to secure a 2-0 win over West Ham.

Hazard matched his best-ever single season tally of 19 goals in all competitions for Chelsea with his brace against West Ham.

Chelsea young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed he watched Hazard’s solo goal against West Ham on Monday night with his mouth wide open.

“All I can say is that I watched the whole thing with my mouth wide open,” said Hudson-Odoi.

“He’s an exceptional player, though, and I do expect things like that from him.

“I just watch and learn from him in training, and then in games.

“Watching someone like that, he is a superb role model to look up to.”

Chelsea moved third in the table with Monday’s West Ham victory.

“The three points were absolutely crucial,” the England international told Chelsea TV.

“A couple of other teams dropped points so we needed to get the result, and we did and we did it in the right manner as well.

“Our mentality was strong, we worked hard throughout the game, and we had to stay patient because they stayed very compact.

“So we just had to keep working, and getting our way through and trying to keep moving the ball, and I felt we did that well.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists Hazard is irreplaceable. The Belgian has been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid but Sarri insists he will try to convince Hazard to remain at Chelsea.

Sarri said: “From a technical point of view, no, not at the moment. It’s impossible to find another Hazard. At the moment there isn’t another Hazard. His level is so high in all the world I think you can find two


players like Hazard.

“He told me he has to decide. I hope Hazard can stay here, otherwise we have to try something different.

“I am sure the club doesn’t want to sell him, but of course we all have to respect his decision. He is in his last season of contract. If he wants to have another experience we have to respect it. We will try of course in every way to convince him, but it’s not easy.”

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