Visiting Anfield on Thursday (09/27/2018) night WIB, in the third round of the English League Cup, Chelsea fell behind first by Daniel Sturridge in the 58th minute before Emerson Palmieri equalized in the 74th minute.
Four minutes ahead of dispersal, Hazard who entered as a substitute in the second half silenced the host public through his beautiful goal. Carrying the ball from the right side, Hazard passed four players including Alberto Moreno before firing sharply into the far post of the Liverpool goal.
Chelsea won 2-1 and managed to get rid of Liverpool from the tournament. For Hazard this is his sixth goal in all competitions this season, continuing his fine start since the start of the season with manager Maurizio Sarri.
“I think it’s a fantastic goal and not just about its beauty, but also its momentum,” Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola told Sky Sports.
“He is capable of being alone through four players, truly an extraordinary goal,” he continued.
For Hazard, the goal against Liverpool was the fifth since strengthening Chelsea 2012 ago. In addition there were also two assists made by Hazard against Liverpool.
That achievement sharpened Hazard’s statistics when he met the big English teams. On average Hazard has scored five goals against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, in all competitions since his blue-blue uniform.
Only when he met Manchester City did Hazard score fewer than four goals. In his meetings with big clubs over the past six years, Hazard also made a total of 18 assists.
“He is not only one of the best players in the Premier League – if not the best – he is one of the best in Europe if not in the world,” said Zola.
“Eden is growing rapidly in maturity and the way he makes decisions on the ground, and in my opinion, we have not seen his best performance. He is so extraordinary,” Zola finished.