Eden Hazard surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo’s EPL goals after brace against West Ham

Eden Hazard surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo’s EPL goals after brace against West Ham

- Eden Hazard has now scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League after his brace in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over West Ham

- The Belgian has now netted 16 league goals this term, his personal best so far

- Hazard has scored 85 goals in 240 matches with Ronaldo scoring 84 goals in 196 games for United in the English topflight

Eden Hazard has now netted more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League after his outstanding show in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday, April 8, at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian captain scored twice, his first was simply an individual brilliance after turning and twisting Hammers’ defenders before finishing off, a solo move that will linger in the fans' memory for long.

At the last count, Hazard has now netted 16 league goals this term, which clearly is his personal best campaign so far.

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And with a total of 85 goals in the English topflight, Hazard, who is repeatedly linked to Real Madrid has surpassed Ronaldo’s 84 strikes for Man United.

During his six seasons stay at Old Trafford, Ronaldo scored 84 times in 196 games for the Red Devils, while Hazard netted 85 goals after 240 matches for Chelsea.

The Belgium playmaker has now equaled Fernando Torres and Louis Saha’s 85 goals haul, but falls short of Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp by two goals.

In seven seasons, Hazard has claimed two league titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League.

Currently, Hazard, who arrived Chelsea in 2012 has turned into a cult figure at west London where Chelsea fans adore him greatly.

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The opportunity to play for Real Madrid may prove to be too difficult to turn down and Chelsea can at least comfort themselves in the knowledge that Los Blancos will need to pay a hefty fee to sign him.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported Belgium forward Eden Hazard netted a brace for Chelsea to secure much needed victory over London rivals West Ham United on Monday, April 8.to boost their chances of qualifying for Champions League at the end of the season.

The encounter at Stamford Bridge saw the 28-year-old make a solo run into the Hammers danger-zone after receiving a pass from Reuben Loftus-Cheek almost at the edge of the center circle.

And against all odds, Hazard made a run into the opponent's box dribbling a couple of defenders in the process before burying the ball at the back of the net.

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