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Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea, Getty.

Eden Hazard - Player of the Week

Eden Hazard - Player of the Week

Hazard helps Chelsea to another victory!

Hazard celebrates another Premier League goal.Eden Hazard scored his fifth goal of the season, as Chelsea beat West Brom 2-0 and moved 6 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. It was a comfortable win for Chelsea, who scored after only 11 minutes, when Diego Costa scored with a volley. Chelsea went further in front when Hazard scored the second after 25 minutes. The writing was on the wall for West Brom when, after only 30 minutes, they were reduced to 10 men after their defender, Claudio Yacob, got a red card.  Chelsea are undefeated after 12 matches and in this form it will be difficult for any team to beat them.

"The first half was brilliant, it was beautiful."  Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager.

What do we know about Eden Hazard?

Hazard confuses Di Maria and Mata.Eden Hazard was born on 7 January, 1991 in La Louvière, which is a small town in Belgium. It's not a huge surprise that Hazard became a footballer, both of his parents were footballers. Eden's father, Thierry, played in the Belgian second division and his mother, Carine, played in the top division of women's football in Belgium. Eden is the oldest of four brothers and all three of his brothers are footballers, with one of them, Thorgan, also at Chelsea (he is currently on loan at Borussia Monchengaldbach in Germany). 

"We could have a great five-a-side team, my dad still plays and my mum could be manager!"  Eden Hazard.

Who does Hazard take after as a player?

Hazard and Mourinho.Hazard plays as a winger or an attacking midfielder and is one of the most creative players in the Premier League. His father was a defensive midfielder and his mother was a striker.  Hazard says he takes after his mum more. "I was in her stomach when she was playing. She was 3 months pregnant. I take after my mum as a player." Football has always been in Hazard's blood. The house that Hazard grew up in was only 5 metres away from a football pitch and Hazard started playing for his first club, Royal Stade Brainois, when he was only 4 years old.  

"We grew up in a house next to a football pitch. It meant that we didn't mess up our garden."  Eden Hazard.

What has Hazard achieved in football?

Hazard celebrating a goal.Hazard moved to France in 2005, when he was only 14, to sign for Lille, which means he has never played professional football in Belgium. After a few seasons in Lille's youth teams, Hazard joined the first team and was really successful. In 2008/09 and 2009/10, Hazard was named Young Player of the Year. He was the first player from outside of France to win this award. In 2010/11, things got even better for Hazard, when he was named French Player of the Year and helped Lille to win a league and cup double. It was the first time Lille had won either the cup or league since the 1950s. After being named French Player of the Year for the second time in 2011/12, Hazard made a multi-million pound move to Chelsea.

"We want Hazard to go from being a top player to one of the greats of his generation."  Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager.

Can Chelsea become the new invincibles?

Hazard in World Cup action for Belgium.Chelsea haven't lost a Premier League game this season. People have started to ask if Chelsea can play the whole season without losing. The only time this has happened in the Premier League was in 2004/05, when Arsenal finished the season with no defeats. There are many matches to play yet, but maybe with players like Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard in the team, Chelsea can repeat the achievement of Arsenal's invincibles.

Now click the learn tab below and have a go at the activities, then click the talk and quiz tabs, and test your understanding or add a comment.

Hazard celebrating a goal for Chelsea, Getty.

What did you understand?

 
Activity 1: In this activity, think about what you read. Can you match the numbers to the correct statement?
Match the number to the correct sentence.

 


 

Activity 2: In this activity, have a go at these more difficult questions. Answer the questions to show how much of the article you understood.
How much did you understand?

Hazard helps Chelsea to another victory!

Eden Hazard scored his fifth goal of the season, as Chelsea beat West Brom 2-0 and moved 6 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. It was a comfortable win for Chelsea, who scored after only 11 minutes, when Diego Costa scored with a volley. Chelsea went further in front when Hazard scored the second after 25 minutes. The writing was on the wall for West Brom when, after only 30 minutes, they were reduced to 10 men, after a red card for their defender - Claudio Yacob. Chelsea are undefeated after 12 matches and in this form it will be difficult for any team to beat them.

"The first half was brilliant, it was beautiful."  Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager.

What do we know about Eden Hazard?

Eden Hazard was born on 7 January, 1991 in La Louvière, which is a small town in Belgium. It's not a huge surprise that Hazard became a footballer, both of his parents were footballers. Eden's father, Thierry, played in the Belgian second division and his mother, Carine, played in the top division of women's football in Belgium. Eden is the oldest of four brothers and all three of his brothers are footballers, with one of them, Thorgan, also at Chelsea (he is currently on loan at Borussia Monchengaldbach in Germany). 

"We could have a great five-a-side team, my dad still plays and my mum could be manager!"  Eden Hazard.

Who does Hazard take after as a player?

Hazard plays as a winger or an attacking midfielder and is one of the most creative players in the Premier League. His father was a defensive midfielder and his mother was a striker, and Hazard says he takes after his mum more. "I was in her stomach when she was playing. She was 3 months pregnant. I take after my mum as a player." Football has always been in Hazard's blood. The house that Hazard grew up in, was only 5 metres away from a football pitch and Hazard started playing for his first club, Royal Stade Brainois, when he was only 4 years old.  

"We grew up in a house next to a football pitch. It meant that we didn't mess up our garden."  Eden Hazard.

What has Hazard achieved in football?

Hazard moved to France in 2005, when he was only 14, to sign for Lille, which means he has never played professional football in Belgium. After a few seasons in Lille's youth teams, Hazard joined the first team and was really successful. In 2008/09 and 2009/10, Hazard was named Young Player of the Year, and became the first player from outside of France to win this award. In 2010/11, things got better for Hazard, when he was named French Player of the Year and helped Lille to win a league and cup double. It was the first time Lille had won either the cup or league since the 1950s. After being named French Player of the Year for the second time in 2011/12, Hazard made a multi-million pound move to Chelsea.

"We want Hazard to go from being a top player to one of the greats of his generation."  Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager.

Can Chelsea become the new invincibles?

Chelsea haven't lost a Premier League game this season and people have started to think, that maybe, Chelsea can play the whole season without losing. The only time this has happened in the Premier League was in 2004/05, when Arsenal finished the season with no defeats. There are many matches to play yet, but maybe with players like Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard in the team, Chelsea can repeat the achievement of Arsenal's invincibles.

Now click the learn tab below and have a go at the activities, then click the talk and quiz tabs, and test your understanding or add a comment.

 


 
Activity 3: Were there any words in the article you found difficult? In this game, look at the definition and use the letters to guess some of the words from the article.
Find the word before you lose!
 

 

Did you know.......?

  • Hazard was voted Chelsea's Player of the Year last season.
  • He was voted the Premier League's Young Player of the Year last season and came second in the senior category.
  • Hazard is on the front cover of the football game FIFA 15 along with Lionel Messi.
  • He helped Belgium to the quarter-final stage of the World Cup in Brazil. 
  • Zinedine Zidane recommended Hazard to Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard celebrating a goal last season, Getty.

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raulito's picture
raulito
28/11/2014
PE
0
points

Class act player


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raulito
28/11/2014 00:56
Peru
Chelsea
0

Class act player

fernandopineda
01/12/2014
CO
0
points

He is a great player. He has very talent to play football


fernandopineda
01/12/2014 04:55
Colombia
Arsenal
0

He is a great player. He has very talent to play football

Abdallah
29/09/2015
KW
1807
points

Footballe players are born with natura talent and with much training and practicing they be at top levels .


Abdallah
29/09/2015 15:34
Kuwait
Chelsea
1807

Footballe players are born with natura talent and with much training and practicing they be at top levels .

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almirpereira
25/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Very good!!!!!!!!!!!


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almirpereira
25/10/2015 14:31
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Very good!!!!!!!!!!!

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
25/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Walking to the sixth place.


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
25/10/2015 14:32
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Walking to the sixth place.

Rich's picture
Rich
25/10/2015
ES
805
points

Well done!!


Rich's picture
Rich
25/10/2015 19:46
Spain
Liverpool
805

Well done!!

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
25/10/2015
BR
1315
points

He's very good soccer player.


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
25/10/2015 14:34
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

He's very good soccer player.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
02/11/2015
ME
6882
points

Talent is powerful thing but the practice makes the player.


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aragorn1986
02/11/2015 21:03
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Talent is powerful thing but the practice makes the player.

nikosonris
17/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Totally agree with aragorn1986. You can inherit some footballing abilities, but it's the practice that makes you a top-class player.


nikosonris
17/11/2015 14:12
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Totally agree with aragorn1986. You can inherit some footballing abilities, but it's the practice that makes you a top-class player.

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aragorn1986
02/12/2015
ME
6882
points

Hazard is very important player, one of the best. Talent is something that is your natural gift, you don't learn it. But it is important to practice everyday and stay in good form.


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aragorn1986
02/12/2015 13:54
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Hazard is very important player, one of the best. Talent is something that is your natural gift, you don't learn it. But it is important to practice everyday and stay in good form.

nikosonris
04/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I hope Eden will be able to regain his last season's extraordinary performance and goal-scoring power.


nikosonris
04/12/2015 17:10
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I hope Eden will be able to regain his last season's extraordinary performance and goal-scoring power.

assemjuve
22/02/2016
PS
3433
points

No i do not.


assemjuve
22/02/2016 15:02
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

No i do not.

assemjuve
22/02/2016
PS
3433
points

Yes he is.


assemjuve
22/02/2016 15:02
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

Yes he is.

assemjuve
22/02/2016
PS
3433
points

It needs to be learned.


assemjuve
22/02/2016 15:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

It needs to be learned.

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HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016
TR
1750
points

Yes,I believe that.


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HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016 21:39
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

Yes,I believe that.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016
TR
1750
points

I am not sure about that.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016 21:40
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

I am not sure about that.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016
TR
1750
points

I am not sure but this certain that he is one of the best.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
27/03/2016 21:40
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

I am not sure but this certain that he is one of the best.

fanatika
15/12/2016
GE
26
points

i will try more


fanatika
15/12/2016 18:05
Georgia
Chelsea
26

i will try more

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