Eden Hazard demonstrated his class once again on Monday night as he single-handledly inspired Chelsea to victory over local rivals West Ham.
The Belgian playmaker scored both of the Blues goals as they recorded a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge to move them into third in the Premier League.
Hazard’s first goal on 24 minutes was a thing of beauty as he waltzed through West Ham’s midfield and defence before firing past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
The goal was so good it had his team-mates and pundits purring. And their sentiments were echoed on social media.
Hazard could leave the Blues this summer with Real Madrid leading the way for his services but Chelsea fans are hopeful to keep him.
‘Give him 500k please, we need him,’ tweeted @GreatNalex. ‘Take [Marcos] Alonso’s wages/money and give him please.’ [sic]
‘Do whatever you can to keep this man,’ wrote @JaffarMuhamma15.
‘Cut them alonso, [Willy] caballero and jorginho wages to give him what he wants pleeease.’ [sic]
@uphamcorey put it bluntly in block capitals to emphasise the point: ‘THAT IS WHY WE CAN’T SELL THE MAN. NEW CONTRACT NOW.’
Meanwhile, @djnelcraze said: ‘Give him a lifetime contract, release [Danny] drinkwater and [Gary] cahil and give hazard all their wages.’ [sic]