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Hazard makes dream debut as Chelsea sink Wigan

Published on Aug 19, 2012 10:32 PM
 
Wigan Athletic's Ivan Ramis (centre) concedes a penalty with his challenge on Chelsea's Eden Hazard (right) during their English Premier League soccer match at the DW Stadium in Wigan, northern England August 19, 2012. Hazard enjoyed a dream debut for Chelsea as the Belgium forward helped his new side kick off their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win against Wigan on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Eden Hazard enjoyed a dream debut for Chelsea as the Belgium forward helped his new side kick off their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win against Wigan on Sunday.

Hazard set up both Chelsea's goals within the opening seven minutes at the DW Stadium and the 21-year-old's dynamic display bodes well for Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo as he tries to overhaul his team's style of play.

After powerful targetman Didier Drogba moved to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua at the end of last season, Di Matteo plans to implement a more subtle gameplan that relies on the skills of Hazard and Brazil's Oscar, who made his debut as a 63rd minute substitute for the Belgian.

On this evidence both should prove good additions for the European champions, but it was Hazard who stole the show.

 
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