Jose Mourinho delighted by Eden Hazard development

Eden Hazard took his tally to 11 for the season and became Chelsea's leading scorer with his opening goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over Hull City.

updated: January 12, 2014 12:03 IST
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Kingston upon Hull: Eden HazardChelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that in-form forward Eden Hazard has developed from a "talented kid" into an essential part of his team. Hazard's opening goal in Saturday's 2-0 success at Hull City took his tally to 11 for the season and he is Chelsea's leading scorer, but Mourinho is equally impressed by the Belgian's work rate and discipline.

Hazard joined Chelsea from French club Lille for £32 million ($52.7 million, 38.6 million euros) in 2012 and Mourinho believes that the Europa League champions are now seeing the best of the 23-year-old.

"He has been playing very well for a long time," Mourinho said.

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