Eden Hazard Broke A Premier League Record At The Weekend
Eden Hazard may not have been able to inspire Chelsea to victory against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening, but the Belgian winger still helped himself to a Premier League record during the 1-1 draw.
A freak cross-cum-shot from Willian cancelled out Mohamed Salah's opener on Saturday to earn the Blues a point on Merseyside, but the Brazilian wasn't the only Chelsea forward who caused the Reds' defence problems, with Hazard's constant dribbling causing Liverpool's back four all kinds of problems throughout the match.
Don't understand how you can sit and watch 90 minutes of Eden Hazard and even try to deny him being the best in the league.- Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) November 25, 2017
And data from EA Sports has revealed that the former PFA Player Of The Year completed more successful dribbles in a single game than any other player in Premier League history, this weekend.
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Hazard completed 10 dribbles against Jurgen Klopp's team, two more than the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah have recorded in single games, this term.
The 26-year-old completes a dribble every 15 minutes and has completed 41 out of the 52 he's attempted so far, this term.
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Hazard missed the first few games of the season through injury, but has more than made up for lost time with several typically mesmeric displays since returning. In total the Belgium international has made 16 appearances and scored six times, this term.
The Belgian has been integral to Chelsea's two Premier League title victories in the last three seasons. Image: PA
Antonio Conte will be hoping his star man can avoid any further injuries, with his Premier League champions currently sat in third place in the league table, 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League.
(H/T 101 Great Goals)
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