I must confess, I am not a fan of Chelsea because of the conceited nature of its fans that I have around me but I appreciated their team work and compatibility when they played against Reading in a match that not only required the best of each side but also attitude and extraordinary skills which I found so much in Chelsea new team, especially in the man called Hazard. He is seriously hazardous in nature.
Before joining his new club, Chelsea, Eden Hazard played for his home clubs Royal Stade Brainois and Tubize in Belgium before moving to Lille of France under the tutelage of manager Rudi Garcia and winning Young Player of the Year Award. From a lineage of footballers, Hazard a Belgian footballer had also played for Belgium under 17 and under 19 respectively.
During the Reading match, Hazard was the brain and the man behind the goals that saw the Blues triumphantly beating the opponent 4-2, by moving from centre to left and creating chances, dribbles and passes to his team mates for goals. The match ended without him having his name against a goal.
This £35M player was also at his best today against Newcastle when he converted a penalty kick to score Chelsea first goal against the dreaded Newcastle United making this his first goal ever to compensate for the £1 billion investment of Roman Abramovich in the club for this new season.
Summary of his outing with Chelsea from 12 August – 25 August 2012:
12 Aug: FA Community Shield against Manchester City (3-2) in favour of Man. City
19 Aug: Wigan Athletic. He assisted Ivanovic with the opening goal and won a penalty which Frank Lampard converted. Chelsea won 2-0.
22 Aug: Reading. He won a penality again which Lampard also converted. Assisted with other goals for Chelsea to win 4-2
24 Aug: Newcastle United. He converted a penalty earned by Torres. Chelsea won by 2-0
“My main aim isn’t to come here and be player of the year or top goalscorer. My main aim is to take the team forward and make sure that, together, we can win as many games and trophies as possible.” (Remark after Reading’s match).