Hazard says Chelsea ‘went easy’ on Arsenal

Daniel Storey

Eden Hazard says that Chelsea went easy on Arsenal in order to conserve energy for future matches.

Hazard reflected on a special goal after tearing through Arsenal to consolidate Chelsea’s place at the top of the Premier League.

Hazard scored Chelsea’s second in Saturday’s 3-1 win which saw Antonio Conte’s side take a 12-point lead over the Gunners.

The Belgium playmaker ran half the length of the field and evaded any would-be tacklers before netting his 10th goal of the season.

“We could score two or three more goals,” Hazard told Chelsea TV.

We didn’t, we keep it for the next game, I think.

“I score a few goals, a few beautiful goals. But this one is special. It’s against Arsenal and we won the game. This one is one of the best.

“There are 14 games to play before the end of the season and there are 42 points to take.

“Now it’s important to celebrate this win, but then it’s important to think next game against Burnley, a really tough game, because Burnley when they play at home are dangerous.”