As I watched on from my TV set on Saturday, as Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata put the Baggies to the sword, it didn’t just bring excitement down my soul, it also brought back memories of the first season of the Belgian at Stamford Bridge.
It was one of our most ruthless moments as a football club, and it came courtesy of a dangerous trio – Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar. They were also called ‘the three amigos’ or ‘the 3 wise men’, not because they were distant relatives of the biblical king Solomon, but because of the finesse with which they brushed aside every opponent.
Seeing them play was a joy to all and sundry, fans of the club and non-fans, and they were a rare phenomenon in modern day England.
Of course, they were eventually separated with the arrival of a new manager, and honestly, no one thought we’d get anything close to them in the near future, but there yet appears to be hope.
The arrival of Morata to the club seems to have created what may be a replica of Mazacar, but even better is the fact that this new sensation is a lot more ruthless.
Hazard has continued to improve with each game since his return from injury, while Morata has proven to be the best acquisition of the summer.
The two of them have combined to create a decent number of goals between them this season, and it would have hit been more if they started playing together from the turn of the new season.
Hazard’s injury of course, saw to it that it didn’t happen like that. But if their chemistry so far is anything, it surely wouldn’t take very long before the goals start pouring in between them.
Our second goal against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday is an example of just how much understanding the duo have between them, and how dangerous they can become if given the tiniest space.
Conte has to be given credit for spotting their chemistry, and giving it a chance to flourish on the pitch of play too. He has had to tweak his tactics to accommodate and grow their chemistry, and I can only hope it continues to get better.
Our next match is against Qarabag. I am excited about what Morazard will bring to that fixture.