Hazard matches Messi’s goals, assists record


Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard, is the only player to have matched Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, in terms of reaching double figures for goals and assists this season.

Hazard has netted 12 times for Chelsea and Belgium across as many appearances.

Eight of those efforts came in club competition, with 10 strikes registered in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old has also contributed 10 assists for his Blues team-mates, following his pass to set up Willian’s winner against Newcastle on Saturday.

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Messi’s numbers are however better, as the Argentine has 16 goals and 10 assists so far, with the LaLiga champions set to take on Eibar on Sunday.

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