The 2015-16 Premier League season was dominated by two stories: the remarkable rise of Leicester City and the shambolic title defense of Chelsea. This season, the roles have been reversed. As a barometer of the contrasting performances, one needs to look no further than the play of wingers Eden Hazard and Riyad Mahrez.
Chelsea’s victory over Arsenal on Saturday was marked by a strange phenomena that led to the end of midfield enforcer Francis Coquelin’s career. Coquelin was employed to stop suspicious characters from running straight through the Arsenal midfield, but he failed after suffering spontaneous human combustion while tracking Eden Hazard.
He exploded into hellfire. There is no adequate explanation for this bit of poltergeist, in fact, referee Martin Atkinson adjudged it to be a foul, which is a pretty terrible way to treat someone who’s just suffered self-detonation.
Eden Hazard keeps getting linked with bigger clubs, but the Chelsea attacker is happy where he's at right now.
In an interview with the Guardian, Hazard made his intentions clear: “If I ever leave, it’ll be after winning a championship.”
A meeting between fourth and sixth in the English Premier League was entirely one-sided, Chelsea hammering Everton 5-0 and climbing to the summit of the EPL.
Eden Hazard, just recently named the PFA’s Fans’ Player of the Month for October, was in devastating form for the home side. His opening goal in the 19th minute was a sweet finish inside the far post.
Bicycle kicks are good and also Eden Hazard is good. With that being said, the winner of this video is the person who added the music after Hazard hammered an overhead in Belgium training:
Pass. Bike. Score. Dance. I couldn’t ask for more out of a video.
Despite his status as one of the most celebrated young players in the world, Chelsea's Eden Hazard still fights his own mental demons.
In a recent interview with Sport / Foot Magazine, Hazard opened up about what he sees as the difference between him and modern day legends of the game like Messi and Ronaldo: