12 dribbles, 5 shots and a 91% pass accuracy: Chelsea star is perfect 10

Eden Hazard Dribbling

Eden Hazard has been rated as highly as a 10/10 for his performance against Sunderland, here's a look at the reasons behind the plaudits.

The most exciting game on the night was definitely in the North-East, as it took midfielder Eden Hazard to produce his absolute best to take the points away from the Stadium of Light in a 4-3 Chelsea win.

American international Jozy Altidore netted his first Premier League goal for Sunderland after 14 minutes, leaving Chelsea in a state of shock. In that kind of situation it is usually the old-boys that drag you out the slump and Frank Lampard headed Chelsea level from a wonderfully crafted opportunity created by Hazard.

Chelsea then took the lead after the half hour mark after Eden Hazard started to take control of the game, and got his first of the match slotting past keeper Vito Mannone. 

The second half started just as Chelsea wouldn't have wanted when a sloppy defended corner wasn't dealt with and former Manchester United defender John O'Shea did his best to upset the party when he equalised for Sunderland.

However, Eden Hazard couldn't help himself and notched up another goal putting back into the lead. A crazy couple of minutes saw a brace from Phillip Bardsley, unfortunately one of them was an own-goal and was effectively the winner for Chelsea in what was an enthralling contest.

Eden Hazard picked up the 'Man of the Match' award for Chelsea having produced an absolute masterclass, which some people even rated as the unreachable 10/10, and here's why.

Key statistics:-

Shots - 5, Shots on target - 4.
Touches - 85
Passes - 54
Pass accuracy - 91%
Key passes - 4

The positive impact is easily seen in the statistics, he had the most shots on the pitch, second highest amount of touches and the most key passes (goal-scoring opportunity passes) in the game. He showed his direct nature, and how much that can hurt a team when it is played at it's very best.

Eden Hazard has been an instant success since his high-profiled move, which he announced on twitter after deciding through several different clubs. 

He can be the difference for Chelsea this season, he is a match-winner and the gruelling performance away at Sunderland, just proves you can count on him in all weathers. 

image: © Ben Sutherland

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