Eden Hazard is playing some of the best football of his career, but it is is his leadership as much as his skillful play that has raised eyebrows recently.
After scoring one of his two stunning goals against Everton last night, Hazard ran to the bench to celebrate with out of favour striker Michy Batshuayi, who then posted this on his Instagram. Clearly the message meant a lot to the new signing, who had already been linked with moves back to France after getting very little time on the pitch.
Antonio Conte will be very impressed with this new maturity and emotional intelligence shown by his star player. Instead of taking the glory for himself, he took the opportunity to enhance the morale of the team.
Hazard was accused of being one of the players who disrupted unity in the dressing room last season. He is clearly doing all he can to correct that impression.