Eden Hazard helped Chelsea to maintain their unbeaten run with one of his best solo goal, pushing the Blues to the fourth round as club manager Maurizio Sarri silently drives about making the London club side solemn contenders on all façades of the competition.
The Belgian captain was presented to exploit in the second half with an aim to win the game for his teammates which he did with experience, after picking the ball from outside the 18-yard box with eclectic style, swayed through innumerable contests and blazed home with a bullet shot from a position past his Belgium compatriot Simon Mignolet.
Beyond doubt, the goal was worth cancelling Liverpool’s 100% unbeaten run in all competitions.
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge gave his team the lead in the second half before Emerson brought the game back level until the cacophony of the Stadium was silenced by Hazard’s brilliant show of display, making it 2:1 till the end of the game.
While Hazard was on the bench, he had a brief discussion with his compatriot, N’Golo Kante which motivated his ingress in the second half.
“I spoke with N’Golo on the bench and he told me he didn’t want to take a penalty, so the only solution was to score!”
Chelsea will now face Liverpool with what looks like a return league as they face a different Liverpool in their next fixture.