Eden Hazard set challenge at Chelsea FC by Gianfranco Zola

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Chelsea news Gianfranco Zola likes what he's seeing from Maurizio Sarri

Emerson Palmieri levelled after Daniel Sturridge gave Liverpool the lead in the 58th minute before Hazard's mesmerising victor in the 85th minute.

The Liverpool striker scored a stunning goal Wednesday in his team's Carabao Cup (English Football League Cup) third-round game against Chelsea.

The former Chelsea forward had missed an open goal earlier in the second half but made amends in style.

Hazard is set to start against Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday. Not many teams in the world can buy Eden Hazard.

It may sound like a grand statement to say this is the strongest Liverpool group of players have had to call on, but Klopp has at least two top-level performers who could fit into every position and that is the sign of a top quality group of players.

"I've seen him day in, day out for the last five/six years and he's a top, top player and he will only get better as well". And they also know how to win the league. Hazard told Sky Sports, adding to Chelsea TV that the goal was up there as one of his best ever.

'That's why the win is more important. But I hope we get a chance to play against each other. That contributed to a slow start at Chelsea and cost Barkley his England place ahead of the World Cup but the 24-year-old is confident that, with more game time under Sarri, his global prospects will improve along with his form. He is certainly passionate as a manager and his players respect him whereas we are not sure the same can be said of Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho over in Manchester.

Alli sealed a 4-2 penalty shootout after a lively finish saw the game end 2-2 after 90 minutes, with extra time not being played in the competition.

It maintained the Blues unbeaten season so far and took them into the fourth round of the cup as Maurizio Sarri quietly goes about making the West London side serious challengers on all fronts.

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