According to Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester United player Gary Neville, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard should be a 15 goal-a-season man for his club.
Well, having scored four in his last seven games and six overall this season, the Belgian winger is certainly on his way and with a Champions League price boost against Basel, there’s never been a better time to back him to add to his tally.
Ladbrokes have bumped up Hazard’s price to score the first goal against Basel, from 8/1 to a tantalising 10/1 ahead of kick-off in Switzerland.
Although Hazard has displayed a tendency to score goals fairly late in the day so far this season, the trickster did notch the first of Chelsea’s goals in the first half, in their recent Premier League win over Cardiff at Stamford Bridge.
He then went on to make it two with an 82nd-minute strike, which happened to be the third time this season that Hazard has had the last say on proceedings – making the 8/1 on offer to score the last goal another potentially profitable alternative.
There’s no doubt Hazard is on-song at present and his inter-play with the likes of Oscar will again be vital to the Chelsea cause in Basel.
Meanwhile, if Mourinho is tempted into resting Frank Lampard, after his excursions against former club West Ham just days earlier, then Hazard seems to be the man next in-line to take a penalty for the Blues, which aids any punt that bit much further.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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