Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink hailed his players and reserved special praise for Cesc Fabregas after the Blues beat Bournemouth 4-1 on Saturday.
Eden Hazard scored his first Premier League goals of the season in the victory at Dean Court, with the Belgian adding Chelsea’s second goal in the 34th minute following Pedro’s fifth-minute opener for the Blues. Willian netted Chelsea’s third goal in the 71st minute before Hazard scored his second of the game in stoppage time.
Fabregas played a part in all four goals as the Spaniard’s through-balls teed up strikes for Pedro and Willian, while his astute flick round the corner let fit-again Hazard drill home his first from 20 yards out.
Another Fabregas flick let Nemanja Matic square into the box for Hazard to tap home his second late on and seal the visitors’ victory.
And Hiddink told BBC Sport: “We’re very pleased with the performance, especially in the second half. It was a very open, entertaining game, Bournemouth have a very good build up and create good chances. We made some changes at half-time and after that we were very dominant. It was good discipline and good to see some players who have been absent recently, scoring goals.”
On Cesc Fabregas: “He is one of the few players who has this vision, he knows he can execute what he’s creating and he’s very effective. I think this was one of his best games for us. But there has to be a good balance of players around him in the team.”