As Chelsea falter £18m De Bruyne scores goal in Bundesliga

Belgian attacker Kevin De Bruyne bagged a goal against Hamburg SV this weekend.

It looks as though Chelsea have blown it. The first ever defeat at Stamford Bridge for the club under Jose Mourinho came against basement side Sunderland - and Liverpool now have a clear run at the title.

And while that was happening a player Mourinho let go was starring once again. Mourinho gave Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne a chance at the start of the season - but soon tired of the former Werder Bremen loanee and in January agreed he could leave in search of first-team football.

He moved back to the Bundesliga - signing for VfL Wolfsburg for a fee of £18 million.

After a difficult start he put in a star performance last week - getting 10 out of 10 from WhoScored for a starring role against FC Nurnberg - and yesterday he was at it again.

He scored the second goal in a 3-1 win against Hamburg SV, a result that took them into the last Champions League place ahead of Bayer Leverkusen and plunged HSV deeper into their relegation mire.

Would De Bruyne have helped them yesterday against Sunderland - probably not - but it still hurts to see him soaring on the same day Chelsea faltered.

Here is his goal…

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