London - Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic backed team mate
Eden Hazard to rediscover his scoring touch after the Belgian international
netted his first goal of the Premier League season in their 2-0 win over London
rivals Arsenal on Saturday.
Hazard scored in the stoppage time when his shot took a huge
deflection off Arsenal's Calum Chambers before it ended up in the back of the
The Belgium was adjudged Premier League's Player of the Year
last season after he scored 14 goals and provided 10 assists as Chelsea
clinched their fifth league title.
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Hazard has been criticised for failing to replicate that
form this season but Matic backed him to find the back of the net more frequently.
"It's a big goal for Eden. He needs to score goals for
his confidence and to be on his top level. He is very important for our
team," Serbian Matic told London Evening Standard.
"I am very happy he scored his first goal and I hope it
gives him more self-belief.
"He needs to know that he is the best player in the
Premier League and use his qualities. When he scored it was an important moment
in the season for him," Matic added.For
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