Premier League: Chelsea beat Bournemouth 1 – 0

Eden Hazard scored Chelsea's winning goal
Eden Hazard scored Chelsea's winning goal

EDEN HAZARD should be the next Chelsea player down the hairdresser having his bonce dyed blue.

His team-mate Tiemoue Bakayoko did the same in recognition of scoring his first Premier League goal two weeks ago.

Last night Hazard got his first in the league this season to help dig the champions out of a hole as they struggled to find a way past stubborn Bournemouth.

It’s been a dry start to the campaign for the brilliant little Belgian who notched up 16 Premier League goals last season – only four less than striker Diego Costa, who has since been sold.

That shows how important Hazard’s contribution is as a goal getter as well as a goal maker to the club and in particular boss Antonio Conte right now.

For Hazard’s 51st minute strike which was despatched with impressive venom from his tiny boots, keeps Chelsea in the chasing pack behind league leaders Manchester City.

It also keeps the points rolling in when Chelsea are performing way below their best as this performance underlines.


Conte just loves talking about ‘hard work’ when questioned about his demanding methods and relentless will to win.

Chelsea certainly made heavier weather of this match than they would have done if they were firing on all cylinders.

They had 16 shots to Bournemouth’s six – yet only Hazard’s clinical goal stood between the two teams at the final whistle.

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