The sight of Eden Hazard scoring with his head is really a rather strange one. Those with good memories will recall the last time it happened, which was in the first half of the 2-1 loss at West Bromwich Albion which cost Roberto di Matteo his job. That was a goal so surprising that Hazard spent the next several minutes pointing to his own forehead in astonishment, but it had little on the effort he put in today, a proper bullet header after a centre forward's run.
It was as though he was emulating Didier Drogba or Cristiano Ronaldo, and although the defending was laughable I don't believe anyone thought he had that kind of finish in him. Hell, it even amazed the manager:
...However Jose says he was surprised to see the goal come from a header, because he says Hazard normally jumps with his eyes closed! #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 13, 2014
Maybe keeping his eyes open was all Hazard needed to turn into a relentless heading machine? Well, maybe not ...