Eden Hazard explains why playing for Chelsea is so easy

Hazard Dribble - Chelsea v Maribor

The Belgian star has claimed his teammates are the reason for his excellence at Chelsea.

Eden Hazard is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Premier League and a strong contender for Player of the Season at the end of the campaign.

In a team fighting for domestic and European success, the young winger is the main source of entertainment, creativity and attacking flair, but he has told the official Chelsea website that the quality of his Blues teammates is the real reason for his success.

Despite picking up all the headlines this year, Hazard has been aided in his attacking role by the goalscoring of Diego Costa, the tempo-controlling play of Cesc Fabregas, and even the work of left-back Cesar Azpilicueta - who allows Hazard to focus less upon defending against weaker opposition. Those players are all praised in their own right, but there seems to be a slight lack of appreciation of the work they do to help the 24-year-old wow audiences who turn up to Stamford Bridge.

It is well known that playing with good players helps you improve, and playing with bad players will commonly take you down to their level, and Hazard has admitted that playing with the likes of Fabregas, Costa and Azpilicueta has made playing for Chelsea so easy - due to their understanding of when to play the correct pass.

Speaking to the official Chelsea website, Hazard said: “When you play with the big players you can understand the football and when you play with this kind of player it is easy to anticipate how they can pass the ball. You just need to find space and you know they can find you, so it's very good to play with them.

“Or me, when I pass the ball, I just have to find some free space because I know my team-mates will make the run. It's easy to play with Chelsea.”

Despite Hazard’s excellence this term, there is still one area of his game that needs to be improved - his goalscoring. In 37 games he has registered just 13 strikes, which is a respectable tally, but, if he intends to surpass Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the future, he must surely increase his vital output for the good of the West London club.

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