Chelsea coach Sarri believes Eden Hazard can score 40 goals this season

Posted September 18, 2018

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has been backed to win the Premier League Golden Boot in record-breaking fashion after a blistering start to the 2018/19 season.

Hazard scored a hat-trick against Cardiff on Saturday and has five goals from five games this season, one more than his nearest rivals. He also has arguably the best first touch, dribbling ability and close control in the Premier League and, at 27 years old, he is operating at the peak of his physical and technical powers.

"I think [Hazard can win the Premier League Golden Boot]".

"When he gets the ball he can hold the ball and we can go in deep with him, so for us it's a pleasure to play with him".

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The England global was tipped for big things at Stamford Bridge this season, but the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have seen game time hard to come by for Loftus-Cheek.

"We have a lot of freedom on the pitch and, at the moment, when we try and do something it's coming off", he said. That's what is important.

"I think he is right, because we are very unsafe in the defensive phase, we need to improve there", he said.

Cardiff took a shock lead through defender Sol Bamba's tidy finish, as the visitors pulled off a smart training-ground move.

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"Their possession style now is impressive, they just keep the ball and are very, very patient. But now I am changing my mind as maybe now he is the best in Europe". "We all have to help him to score goals and help him to continue like this". We need to keep this momentum.

That "breakout season" came in 2011/12, one year after Lille completed a league and cup double in France, scoring 22 goals in all competitions and arguably becoming world class from then on. "A hat-trick comes with confidence, so I will try to do more of this".

"I'm not sure Chelsea will dominate the league enough to create enough chances for Hazard to get 40 goals, because of Liverpool and Manchester City", he told Sky Sports.

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