The forward reached the landmark in the club’s 2-1 win at Watford and now wants to cement his place as a Chelsea legend.
WATFORD, England — Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard became the 10th player to score 100 goals for the club when his double clinched a 2-1 win at Watford in the English Premier League on Wednesday.
Coach Maurizio Sarri criticized Chelsea’s players after Saturday’s shock home loss against Leicester and they produced the reaction he was looking for at Vicarage Road.
Brazil playmaker Willian hit the post from an acute angle after rounding goalkeeper Ben Foster before Hazard showed his teammate how it should be done in first-half stoppage time.
Hazard was sent racing clear of the Watford defense and slotted the ball into an empty net after dribbling his way round Foster.
Hazard's 100th goal for Chelsea, cool as you like! pic.twitter.com/vhuAcitd6m
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Making no mistake with the resulting penalty, Hazard was able to score his 101st goal and expressed his delight at reaching the milestone after the final whistle. ‘It means a lot, especially because we won today,’ he told Sky Sports after the victory.
"I want to score more for this club and try to be a legend like Lampard, Terry and Drogba"
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‘101 goals with this amazing club is something I will never forget but now the fans, staff, and players want more. ‘I want to score more for this club and then try to be a legend like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, and John Terry. ‘I can even play at center back. My target is to score goals and to try and win the game, as a winger or a striker. I missed a couple of chances today, especially in the first half, but I scored two so it’s important to keep focus.
Chelsea players with at least 100 goals:
Frank Lampard – 211 goals
Bobby Tambling – 202 goals
Kerry Dixon – 193 goals
Didier Drogba – 164 goals
Roy Bentley – 150 goals
Peter Osgood – 150 goals
Jimmy Greaves – 132 goals
George Mills – 125 goals
George Hilsdon – 108 goals
Eden Hazard – 101 and counting