English Premier League: Debut star Hazard shines in Chelsea stroll

Eden Hazard enjoyed a dream debut for Chelsea as the Belgium forward helped his new side kick off their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win against Wigan on Sunday.

updated: August 20, 2012 09:06 IST
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London: Eden Hazard showed why he is regarded as one of the brightest young stars in Europe as the Belgian forward inspired Chelsea to a 2-0 victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

Hazard, making his debut after a £32 million transfer from French club Lille, played a crucial part in both Chelsea goals as Wigan's new signing Ivan Ramis got his own Premier League career off to a horror start.

Belgium international Hazard, chased by a host of top clubs before settling on a move to the European champions, set up Branislav Ivanovic's early opener and then won a penalty converted by Frank Lampard as Roberto Di Matteo's men got their league campaign off to a solid start.

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