Hazard registered his eighth league goal of the campaign at the St. Mary's stadium.
It’s good to have Eden Hazard at Chelsea as “he is such a great footballer”, according to Michael Essien. Essien heaped praise on Hazard, who has scored eight goals in eight Premier League games for the Blues. The Belgian was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid all summer but he decided to remain at Stamford Bridge.
"First of all, it's still good to have him with us, he's such a good footballer," the Blues legend told Omnisport. "He had a very fantastic World Cup and he came back and he's been doing very well at the moment.
"Hopefully, he will carry the team until the end [of the season] and we will see. When you're playing well, the big clubs will start coming. As I know, he's happy at Chelsea so, hopefully, he can stay as long as he can."