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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard reaches impressive career milestone vs Huddersfield

Chelsea star Eden Hazard this afternoon reached and subsequently surpassed a hugely-impressive milestone in his club career, after netting a brace versus Huddersfield.
Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield
The Blues welcomed Premier League basement-dwellers Huddersfield to Stamford Bridge a short time ago.
Chelsea headed into the clash desperate to return to winning ways, after being thoroughly-embarrassed en route to a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Bournemouth last time out.
And, in the end, get back to winning ways was exactly what the hosts managed, in absolutely ruthless fashion.
The capital giants took the lead this afternoon with just 9 minutes on the clock, when Gonzalo Higuain opened his account for the club with a superb rifled finish from a tight angle.
Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Huddersfield Town. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
And Chelsea went on to double their lead on the stroke of half-time, when Eden Hazard dispatched from the penalty spot.
Hazard subsequently went doubled his tally for the day with his 2nd with 66 minutes on the clock, before Higuain also notched his brace less than 5 minutes later.

2 – Gonzalo Higuain is the first @ChelseaFC player to score twice on their home league debut for the club since Mario Stanic vs West Ham in August 2000. Bracing. #CHEHUD
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 2, 2019

Gonzalo Higuain has officially played 45 competitive games under Maurizio Sarri scoring 40 goals in the process. Chemistry. #CFC
— Bridge News 📰 (@cfc_wale) February 2, 2019

And an utterly-dominant performance on the part of the Blues was rounded out 5 minutes from time, when David Luiz got in on the scoring with a deflected header from Willian’s corner.
Hazard’s milestone
Chelsea’s win, meanwhile, also saw the club’s star man, Eden Hazard, surpass a massively-impressive career milestone.
In netting his first goal of the day, Belgian attacker Hazard reached the mark of 200 direct contributions to league goals over the course of his club career:

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200 – Eden Hazard has now been directly involved in 200 goals in his top-flight league career (116 goals, 84 assists), with 129 of those coming for Chelsea. Amass. #CHEHUD
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 2, 2019

And Hazard went on to make it 201 with his 2nd this afternoon.
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