Belgium international Eden Hazard has hailed teammates following Chelsea’s first win in the premier league against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
The game which saw manager Antonio Conte make his official debut for the club ended in dramatic fashion after James Collins cancelled out Hazard’s penalty opener but a late Diego Costa winner ensured a win.
“It is good to be back on the pitch and winning in front of our supporters,” the 25-year-old said to Sky Sports.
“The first game in the season is always important. We did very well and played like tigers for 90 minutes.
“It is not every year I score in my first game so that is good. I missed a couple of penalties last season and Oscar asked me before if he could shoot but I said, ‘No, it’s my turn’. It is always good to score a penalty.
“Last season is finished. Now we are looking forward to the future. We want to bring the fans a lot of emotion and it is always good to start the season like this.”
Hazard scored only four goals in 31 Premier League games as he endured a miserable 2015-16 season.