The 25-year-old came on at half-time in the ill-tempered derby and showed a glimpse of the form that made him England's Player of the Year last season when he curled a Diego Costa pass into the top corner to ensure Leicester City were champions.
Hazard, who played a key role in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign last term, has endured a disappointing season, with injuries and poor form restricting him to three league goals.
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“Recently, I have rediscovered the pleasure to play. When you’re injured it’s hard to get that pleasure back. I played 45 minutes and I gave my maximum,” Hazard told Chelsea’s website.
“It’s been a complicated season for Chelsea and for me. It hasn’t been like last season but we have three matches left and we want to finish well by winning all three.”
The Belgian, who will be in action at Euro 2016 which starts next month, said the intense derby atmosphere against Spurs helped inspire him to produce his best display of the season.
“I like matches like that when they’re very hard and there is so much rivalry between the two teams. It allows me to find my best form. It’s football at its best,” he added.
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