Eden Hazard has been cut to 10/1 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after hitting a hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-1 triumph over Cardiff.
The Belgium star raced to the head of the early Golden Boot chart by taking his tally to five with that treble at Stamford Bridge.
Asked if Hazard can stay at the summit, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri replied: “I think so. We have spoken and I told him he can score 40 goals. He has to improve some things, but he can do it.”
Hazard was happy to see his side recover from falling behind early on and is keen to carry on impressing.
He said: “We have a lot of good players and at the moment we are full of confidence, so we shoot, we score. We need to keep this momentum.
“We have a lot of freedom on the pitch, not just the three in front but all over the pitch, so when we are in this condition we just need to take the ball and try something, and at the moment something happens, so that is very good.
“When I’m on the pitch, I’m just trying to create chances, score goals. A hat-trick comes with confidence, so I will try to do more of this.”
Lukaku looking sharp
Hazard’s international team-mate Romelu Lukaku is 8/1 in bwin’s Premier League top scorer odds after moving up to four with a goal in Manchester United’s 2-1 success at Watford.
The powerful striker’s point-blank finish with his midriff opened the scoring in the 35th minute and followed up a double in the previous 2-0 triumph at Burnley.
“Our quality made the difference in first half, in the second we were too sloppy,” he told BT Sport.
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Lukaku’s commitment, stating: “His tackle after a 70-metre run in the right-back position says everything about what I want from my team.”
Marko Arnautovic is a 50/1 chance after improving his tally to three by hitting the target in West Ham’s 3-1 victory at Everton.
Raheem Sterling is on the same mark after netting in Manchester City’s 3-0 defeat of Fulham and can be backed at 33/1.
Another lively longshot on three goals is Wilfried Zaha, who is available at 50/1 following his match-winner for Crystal Palace at Huddersfield.
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