Conte: I hope Hazard continues to improve.

Hazard thriving in a front three under Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he is "not surprised" by Eden Hazard's current form. The Belgium international has returned to the best form he has shown since Chelsea won the title two seasons ago, same campaign he was crowned the Premier League Player of the Season. However, after Hazard's brilliant display in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day, the former Juve coach hailed the attacking ace who has scored nine league goals in 17 games for the west London club.

Read More: Arsenal stronger than Chelsea, says Pulis. "I knew Eden only through as an opponent with the national team and for sure I watched him a lot of time on TV," he said. "I am not surprised because he has good talent. "But the most important thing is that he's putting his talent in the team. It's fantastic for me to see him doing this great job with the ball, or without the ball. It's fantastic. "I hope he continues to improve in this way. He's a really good guy and I'm pleased for him and also for all my players. Today, my players all performed very well." Chelsea's 12th straight league win on Monday was the first in the Blues' history.

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