Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick against Cardiff City earlier this season at Stamford Bridge. Can the Belgian do it again and power the Blues into a top-four finish?
Chelsea are winless in their last two fixtures having suffered a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers and a shock 2-0 loss to Everton. The Blues desperately need to turn around in form if they are to finish in the Premier League top four this season.
Maurizio Sarri’s side is three points behind fourth-place Arsenal. Sunday’s trip to Cardiff City will give the Blues the chance to get the train back on the tracks.
Eden Hazard ready for big gameweek 32
Hazard is fourth in Fantasy Premier League this season with 184 points. The Belgian has potential for big returns over the next three gameweeks as Chelsea clash with Cardiff City, Brighton, and West Ham.
The forward has already topped his FPL points total from 2017-18 when he tallied 173. Hazard finished last season with 12 goals and six assists.
Hazard has been scoring with more regularity this term, but making his points total surge has been his improved assists numbers. Hazard has provided the final pass to 11 Chelsea goals.
Eden Hazard punishes Cardiff City
The Belgian forward tallied 20 FPL points against Cardiff City in gameweek 5. It is his highest total this season and one of only three multi-goal games Hazard has had.
Chelsea have won against Cardiff City in all four of their most recent matches. The Blues have outscored Neil Warnock’s team 14-4 during that run of fixtures.
Can Cardiff City defeat Chelsea on Sunday? Sure, the Blues have dropped points recently, but Cardiff City have conceded the third most goals in the Premier League (57). They have scored the Premier League’s second-fewest goals with 27.
Hazard should have a great day in FPL. A big points total would enable Hazard to close the gap on FPL leader Mohamed Salah.