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Hazard: I'm aiming to score more goals than last season

Clive Brunskill

Eden Hazard got off the mark with a trademark solo goal against Leicester City last weekend, but the Belgian, so strong in the middle of 2013/14, is looking for more than just the odd goal every now and then. Saturday's effort was his first in open play since February, which isn't good enough from the man widely reckoned to be Chelsea's most talented player.

With 17 goals in all competitions last season, Hazard is planning to better that and make a real difference for us this season:

I’m pleased with the way it’s started for me, I think I played well against Burnley and then I scored our second goal in the game against Leicester, but the most important thing is to make sure I continue playing well, that will help the team. Last season I scored 17 in all competitions and 14 in the league. I try not to set myself targets at the start of the season in terms of scoring but obviously my aim is just to improve on the previous season.


20 goals it is, then, Eden. Preferably more than that, to be honest. Although we should expect Diego Costa to be the main man in terms of sticking them in the back of the net, Hazard is our number one weapon for disrupting defences, and if he can pair his undoubted ability to cause havoc with improved finishing, Chelsea are in very good shape to win some shiny trophies this season.

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