Are we satisfied with Hazard's form?

I’ve noticed a few mutterings regarding Hazard recently, and whether or not he is living up to expectations at Chelsea . He hit the ro...

I’ve noticed a few mutterings regarding Hazard recently, and whether or not he is living up to expectations at Chelsea. He hit the road running, that’s for sure, but seems to have stepped out of the lime light since then.

Let’s look simply at his performances in the premier league, since those are the most revealing of all.

The main worries that are floating around seem to involve his goal scoring record. 2 goals in 10 PL appearances is his record so far, and one of those was a penalty. It’s not outstanding, and if you take these stats at face value then, sure, he’s underperforming. Let’s also remind ourselves that he isn’t a striker, although Lampard shows that you don’t need to be one to score!

Statistics can be misleading though. His 2 goals in 10 PL appearances doesn’t tell the whole story at all, and he has been unlucky not to score more due to the woodwork and some spectacular saves. Furthermore, from their last 7 games Mata is statistically stronger than Messi, but is he better? As great as Mata is, I don’t think so. That said, stats can also be very telling and it’s up to the individual to really decide how accurate they are as a performance indicator.

Whilst he hasn’t been finding the net a great deal, he has been raking in the assists. What counts as an assist is a little bit of a grey area, and each statistical index seems to have its own definition. If you limit what should count to direct open play assists, then he has 5. If you are, as I am, a little more generous, and include things such as winning free kicks and penalties, then I work him out to have 8 assists.

All in all that is 10 goals in 10 PL games he has been involved with, and that IS impressive. I have worked this out myself from a variety of different sources, and, from what I consider to be an assist, this is how I see his stats.

His record for assists should be far greater too. Referees seem to have some weird mode turned on when it comes to Hazard. When he goes down in the middle of the pitch it’s a foul, but when he goes down in the box it isn’t! He should have won around 4 more penalties than he has, and some of these decisions that have gone against him have really cost us (QPR is one that stands out). This would also improve his goals record since he takes spot kicks for us when Lampard isn’t playing.

I’m pretty happy with how Hazard is playing, I think he is justifying his price tag, and I think that if Mata wasn’t outshining him so much, a lot of this talk wouldn’t exist. There are also the classic lines about him being young, and still finding his feet in a new philosophy of football. He is playing well. Well enough to justify his name as the second or third name on the team sheet in my opinion, and if it’s his goal tally that’s freaking you out, don’t worry, that will come.

You cold go a step further than me and look at his performances in all competitions, but it is the Premier League that reveals a player for what he truly is.

(follow me on twitter:@cody_bound)

Carefree & KTBFFH!

Post a Comment

  1. I think he's been brilliant, he'll only get better next season! We've seen it play out before, example: MATA!

    1. Exactly! Toke the words right out of my mouth. Hazard will come alive say next season... Now he's finding his feet in a new side not to mention his age.... Don't be deceived by his play he really is a kid... He players far greater than his age. So let him settle first.. I like it that there is'nt much pressure on him to perform just as there was'nt much on mata last season.. & now looks at him blossom! As for Statistic they are the only true way to rate... In the past 7 games mata i would say has been better than messi.... We're just not seeing it because we have a cumulative memory of messi's achievements & just can't compare.

  2. He supports Mata ans Oscar well. Also he creates many chances and he is very sharp "in a box". In my opinion without Mata and Oscar he would be our best attacking midfielder. We should be happy that we've got MAZACAR.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Classic Football Shirts

Find free bets and bonus offers at Betting Promo Codes today
Compare bookies free bet offers at to get a bonus
For the best football betting tips make sure to check out Tips Daddy for superior football predictions, expert accumulator tips, and in depth match previews. is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at along with exclusive deposit bonuse

Diego Costa - Should he stay or should he go?

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your Sky Bet Promo Code today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
Providing the best online casino offers and latest sign up bonuses for UK players
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
Guide to mobile slots games and online casino sites with instant play.
Find the best microgaming casinos for the UK and Canada with new video slots and more.
Get free spins and cash from UK online casinos that offer no deposit casino bonuses and 1 hour free play.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Top online casino action. Head to Casino UK for the best online casino in the United Kingdom. If you’re a UK gambler & are new to the world of online gaming and want to learn more, is the site for you. They help you find the leading online casino on the internet.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Find the best online slot games, free spins and latest promotions
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
Do you fancy free bets no deposit ?
Looking for value bets, accumulator tips or more betting odds? Find the best football betting tips over at
Football live scores and results on live football. All the latest football scores.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Claim mega Chelsea enhanced odds we list all the latest enhanced odds offers and sign up bonuses from the best bookies, for huge prices on the big games visit enhanced odds bet £1,000+ in Free Bets + Betting Tips
If you're looking for the newest betting sites in the sports betting market today, then take a look at this extensive list from My Best Betting Sites, who provide a comprehensive list of sites that are new to the industry, but also have great reputations. offer an extensive range of the most popular bookies and the betting offers that they provide to all players upon sign up. They're a trusted source and we highly recommend them.