Former England man Stuart Pearce has claimed that Chelsea star Eden Hazard could score even more goals if he changed clubs.
Hazard is currently the top scorer in the Premier League, with his hat-trick against Cardiff taking him up to five goals from five games to begin the season.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri says the Belgium international can score more goals that Mohamed Salah and claim the Golden Boot this season – odds for that happening can be found with the live betting guide.
The Italian has revealed he spoke to the former Lille attacker before Saturday’s win over Cardiff and told Hazard that a 40-goal haul was well within his sights this season.
“I’m not sure Chelsea will dominate the league enough to create enough chances for him to get 40 goals, because of Liverpool, because of Manchester City, because of other teams in the league at the moment,” he said on Sky Sports News.
“I’m going to say something controversial now. Put him in the Liverpool team or the Manchester City team at this moment in time, then I think he might be able to.
“He’s the one player in the Chelsea ranks I think you’ve got to make sure you get the best out of him as a player.
“I think playing maybe, as Chelsea have done before with Costa up front with just two in behind him and Hazard being one of them, I think suits him down to the ground.
“I think he’s a serious professional. He’s proved that over the years.
“But I think you only find that out when your work with these players, what motivates them, do you know what I mean?
“I get the feeling he is one of these that has got so much ability and he works hard for the team as well.
“I think when you throw that in the mix, he’s one of these that you probably need to keep educating, keep testing him with regards to can you improve him, but also as well make sure you tell him on occasions, we all do as human beings, how well he’s doing.”
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