Chelsea FC seems to have got the right man to cause hazard to their opponents in Eden Hazard, as the 21-year-old Belgium forward helped the club beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in his debut match on Sunday.
With an aim to drastically transform Chelsea into an entertaining team following the transfer of Digier Drogba, manager Roberto Di Matteo signed Germany's winger Marko Marin, Belgium's forward Eden Hazard and Brazil's playmaker Oscar Dos Santos to fulfill club owner Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's dream.
Making an impressive debut, Hazard set up Branislav Ivanovic for the first goal and then winning a penalty after Ivan Ramis' challenge inside the box, which Frank Lampard converted, thus beating Wigan 2-0.
Manager Di Matteo is impressed with his performance and is all praise for his good start.
"Hazard was outstanding," said delighted Blues boss Di Matteo to BBC. "He showed all his qualities and it was a pleasure to watch him. He was a big threat and difficult to mark."
"He's got great technical ability. He's got a burst of pace as well. He can play with his back to goal and he's got a lot that he can bring to our team," he added.
Chelsea signed Hazard from Lille in June for £32 million, beating rivals Manchester City and Manchester United.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea, had earlier given a free hand to team manager Roberto Di Matteo besides giving £65m to his disposal to fulfill his dream of transforming the club into an entertaining one.
Chelsea had a good outing last season, winning both Champions League and FA Cup, but Abramovich seems to be dissatisfied with the play and the club has been criticized for negative play of late. They rely on counter attack to beat their opponents.
Chelsea had spent around £46 million in 2011 by signing Romelu Lukaku, Romeu, Juan Mata and Raul Meireles.