Chelsea’s Eden Hazard may very well be playing within what is a bad team but his individual performances have not escaped scrutiny either.
Today Chelsea yet again failed to pick up points against Tottenham in a season that has as of yet failed to even nearly get off the ground.
The brunt of the blame cannot of course fall solely at Hazard’s usually devastating feet, however there’s one stat (below) we’ve stumbled upon which goes some way to explaining just how far the Belgian’s fall from grace has been since he picked up the PFA’s Player of the Year award last term.
Eden Hazard hasn’t scored a Premier League goal in 17 games, a run lasting 1555 minutes. pic.twitter.com/GPAPSS1flc
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 29, 2015
Compared to this point last season, Hazard, along with his Stamford Bridge teammates, have wholly under performed.
The expert dribbler had netted six goals and laid on five assists by this date last term, however this year all the 24-year-old can boast is three assists. This snapshot is something reflected throughout the team, with very few members of the starting XI able to hold their heads up high at present.
Chelsea’s goalless draw with Spurs today means that Jose Mourinho’s men could potentially fall as low as 16th by tonight if Norwich and Swansea pull off unlikely results against Arsenal and Liverpool respectively.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena