Eden Hazard explains why he broke the promise he made in 2018 against West Ham

Eden Hazard has been involved in more goals than anyone else for Chelsea this season.

His 19 goals equals his best output during his time at Stamford Bridge and he has plenty of time to add to that before the end of the season.

That means he’s had plenty of goal celebrations to exhibit this term but one has been missing for the most part.

The Belgian was forced to scrap his trademark knee slide due to the damage it was doing to his knees.

The Chelsea forward has been known to slide on his knees at the corner flag after scoring for the Blues.

Earlier this season Hazard admitted that he was feeling the strain of performing the knee slide on a regular basis.

He told Chelsea’s official website: “Look, look, the celebration – the sliding knee. I need to stop this.

My knees – they are on fire! No more of this celebration.

That seemed to change against West Ham. No doubt, bursting with adrenaline following an incredible run through the Hammers defence, the 28-year-old continued to glide across the turf – first cupping his hands to his ears before once again allowing his knees to scrape across the turf in celebration.


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