3 dribbles, 2 key passes: Chelsea midfielder hazardous v Liverpool

Eden Hazard shone as Chelsea overcame Premier League rivals Liverpool on Saturday.

Chelsea maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday, with Jose Mourinho's side securing three points following a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield. 

As is the case with almost every game in which he plays, Eden Hazard was the most eye-catching player on the pitch. There is an expectation every time he takes possession, partly due to his mesmerising ability to turn defence into attack. 

The Belgian is almost impossible to stop once he is up and running, and again, he proved an absolute handful all game long. Liverpool struggled to deal with his pace and dribbling ability - he completed three take-ons in total - and this could have proved costly. 

  Dribbles WonTotal ShotsShot Accuracy (%)
Eden Hazard 3 5 20%

He found himself in good shooting positions, but for the most-part his finishing let him down. He had five shots in total, just one of which hit the target. Ultimately, he will be relieved that the chances he fluffed didn’t cost his side.

His passing proved somewhat of a disappointment, although he did fashion two chances for his team-mates. He managed only 38 passes throughout the Blues' clash with Liverpool, just 76.3% of which were accurate.  

Criticised by Mourinho for being unable to sacrifice himself fully for the team towards the end of last season, Hazard's work-rate has drastically improved in recent months.

  Tackles WonChallenges LostTotal Clearances
Hazard 2 0 3

As well as fulfilling his attacking duties on Saturday, he weighed in defensively, making two blocks, two tackles and three clearances. 

Already considered as one of the Premier League's most exciting talents, if Hazard can start scoring on a more regular basis, then he will be unstoppable. 

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