Football: Hazard lights Chelsea's path to summit
Published on Feb 9, 2014 6:07 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Eden Hazard's hat-trick gave Chelsea a 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, Feb 8, 2014, as they returned to the top of the Premier League for the first time since September.
Having previously won 1-0 at title rivals Manchester City on Monday, Chelsea are arguably the form team in the top flight at the moment and in Hazard they have the stand-out player.
He struck with two fine finishes in the first half and completed his first treble in Chelsea colours from the penalty spot mid-way through the second period.
Jose Mourinho's side jumped above Arsenal and City, both of whom dropped points, as the west Londoners signalled their intent to end a four-year wait for the biggest prize in English football.
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