A brilliant clip showcasing the ball retention skills of Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been doing the rounds online this afternoon.
The Blues went head to head with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening, eventually emerging with a hard-fought 1-0 win to draw level with London rivals Arsenal in 4th in the Premier League table.
The only goal of the clash came via Eden Hazard, who also happened to be the standout player throughout proceedings.
His close control, dribbling abilities, pace and eye for goal were all on full show, with footage emerging today from Chelsea’s pre-match warmup perfectly showcasing just how difficult it actually is to dispossess the Belgian attacker.
The clip, via Goal UK Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, features a 5 on 5 game of keep ball between some of the Blues’ stars.
Hazard is firmly at the heart of things, taking control for his side as he holds off 2 and 3 players at a time to keep possession.
The footage really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated:
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) October 31, 2017
Next up for Antonio Conte’s Blues is a trip to the Stadio Olimpico to take on AS Roma tonight, before the English champions return to domestic duties with a crunch matchup versus Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.