Chelsea star Hazard pleased with draw away at Tottenham

Jose Mourinho said Eden Hazard (pictured) had "his best game of the season" against Tottenham.

Catherine Ivill - AMA

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was happy with a point after the 0-0 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

The Belgian led the line after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho dropped striker Diego Costa and a much improved display saw the Blues rewarded with a point from their trip to White Hart Lane.

Mourhino said Hazard had "his best game of the season" and hailed the return of the Belgian’s "appetite" after one of his most encouraging performances where he came closest to giving his side the lead with the best chances for the Blues in each half.

"His game was more complete, with the ball and without the ball. When we had to play some long balls, he was jumping and trying in the air against their two Belgian boys who are two meters tall," the Portuguese said.

Although disappointed he did not score, Hazard was pleased with the point against their local rivals who are now unbeaten in 13 league games.


"It’s always difficult to play at Tottenham…but I think a draw is a good result," Hazard said.

"There was a lot of movement with small passes between us. It was not always easy but we did a good job and tried to score. We enjoyed playing together.

"I think we deserved to score a goal to cap off a good performance."

Champions Chelsea are now unbeaten in their last three matches in all competitions and have kept clean sheets in each following their troubled start to the season where they lost seven of their first 12 league games.

Mourinho has deployed Hazard, last season’s player of the year, in different positions in a bid to turn around the club’s fortunes and the Belgian said he was happy anywhere across the final third of the pitch.

"I have played on the left, on the right, recently in the number 10 role, and I just enjoy playing. I know to give my all wherever I am on the pitch," he said.

"We want to finish in the top four and we know it’s difficult but we will try. We will continue to work hard and continue to take pleasure from our game."