Eden Hazard admitted that the first of his two goals against West Ham was ‘something special’.
Hazard has dominated headlines in recent days with his long-protracted move to Real Madrid seeming to have taken a step closer, although the talented forward let his feet do the talking with a fine performance against West Ham.
However, the humble Belgian refused to take all the plaudits, insisting it was a good all-round performance from Chelsea.
“I think we played well. The game was not easy because West Ham are a great team. They created a bit of problems for us. But we did everything. We created a lot and scored two great goals.
Asked about his opening goal, which saw him slalom past a whole host of hapless Hammers defenders before tucking the ball into the back of the net, the Belgian admitted that it was a ‘special’ strike.
“It was something special. I took the ball and then I tried to move forward. In the box it was hard for the defender to challenge me because if he touches me it could be a penalty.
“I was maybe a little lucky with the shot. I wanted to shoot quickly. When I saw the ball in the net I was just so happy. I am small so it is good when I play against tall players as it’s very hard for them to change direction.”
Hazard rounded off the scoring late on with a composed finish after expertly manoeuvring himself to stay onside, with the win moving Chelsea up to third ahead of Arsenal and Spurs.