Belgium forward Eden Hazard took the plaudits after a superb two-goal display in the 5-0 thrashing of Everton, which took Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table.
The 25-year-old was given high praise by Blues head coach Antonio Conte fir his overall performance at Stamford Bridge, with Hazard netting two fine strikes as the Blues tore their visitors apart to move to the top of the standings.
He’s a complete player when he plays in this way.
That left Conte well satisfied, but he also challenged his player to continue in the same vein in the weeks and months ahead.
“Eden is playing great football, fantastic football and is showing his talent with all of the Chelsea players,” Conte told his post-match press conference.
“The most important thing I am seeing is that Eden is fantastic with the ball, but he is fantastic without the ball, too. He is working very hard for the team.
“When the team-mates see the strikers with this type of commitment – when they don’t have the ball – I am satisfied, pleased.
“He’s a complete player when he plays in this way. He must continue, because he has great talent and he’s showing this in every game.”
Conte also spoke of his pleasure at seeing the Blues keep a fifth consecutive clean sheet in the league, as they registered a fifth straight top-flight victory – a run which has propelled them up into the group of contenders for the title.
The Londoners are available at 3/1 to win the Premier League title this season, with Arsenal priced at 13/2 and Tottenham ready to be backed at 20/1.