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Eden Hazard’s double helped Chelsea overcome Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United challenge

Eden Hazard was in full swing against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon. The Belgian winger scored a double to hand Chelsea a 3-1 victory over Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United side. Their victory helped them to chase Premier League leader Manchester City as they close the gap to eight point going on level with Manchester United.

Newcastle enjoyed a great moment when they took the lead at Stamford Bridge from Dwight Gayle’s early strike, but Hazard’s brilliance came in to full display to rescue Blues from uncomfortable situation.

Hazard strikes in 21st minute to level the game, before Alvaro Morata scored his 10th goal in all competition for Chelsea. Morata’s strike was good enough to secure the match in Chelsea favour, but Hazard made sure with his penalty strike that match finishes in Blues favour.

The Belgian winger was replaced by Willian with 12 minutes of game left. Metro reports that Hazard wasn’t happy about his substitution as he told to Sky Sports, “No, I think all the players want to play. We play on Tuesday, so rest sometimes is good. But of course, when I score two, I want to score a hat-trick. But I will let the other boys score, no problem.”

The defending champion still sits eight behind City, but they are not giving up their title defending. The key to keep going and believe in themselves comes from the strong players like Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas. Hazard shots nine time during the game and six was on target as he finds the net twice to win the game for his team.

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