Tony Cascarino praises 'exceptional' Chelsea pair

Eden Hazard jogging

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has poured praise on Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.

Chelsea continued their fine start to the season by beating Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge yesterday. Goalscorers Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were the two stars for Jose Mourinho's side, and Cascarino was quick to talk up the duo.

Cascarino, who scored only eight goals in 40 appearances for Chelsea between 1992-94, told Sky Sports how Hazard was fully deserving of his man of the match award.

He said: “He (Hazard) rightly got man of the match yesterday.

“He caused Chambers a lot of problems during the game. His hunger and desire was exceptional – it has been there all season.

“He is playing with confidence and using his ability.”

The retired 52-year-old who saw his career out in France also insisted that Diego Costa's goals have proved the difference for Chelsea already this season.

Cascarino added on the free-scoring Spaniard: “For the goal [against Arsenal] he lobs it over the goalkeeper perfectly. He’s already made the difference and has settled so quickly.”

Costa' goal yesterday takes his toll up to nine in seven games for the season so far. His Belgian team-mate Eden Hazard hasn't yet shown the form of last season, but has still been impressive with two goals and one assist in seven league appearances.

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