When Blues midfielder Ross Barkley was asked about Hazard and the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he said he believed his team-mate was now the best in the world - a view also expressed by former Chelsea captain John Terry on Instagram. Jurgen Klopp will be keen to avoid a similar situation with one of his own players but this public tearing down of one of his players has certainly drawn eyes to his managerial techniques.
And Zola said: "I think Eden is one of the best players in Europe and one of the best players in the world, for sure, and what he's done, that goal, is proof of that".
"I spoke with N'Golo on the bench and he told me he didn't want to take a penalty, so the only solution was to score", Hazard, who was named Man of the Match, told the Sky Sports cameras.
Liverpool simply have much more quality in reserve this season, with summer signing Fabinho making his first start of the season on Wednesday night, but they still have their flaws and could be exposed at left-back and up front if they suffer injuries to key personnel.
The Belgium global had wanted to leave Liverpool in the summer in search of first-team football, but the club would not sanction his departure after Loris Karius joined Besiktas on loan.
"I've seen him day in, day out for the last five/six years and he's a top, top player and he will only get better as well".
The Belgium forward has also netted five times in Chelsea's opening six Premier League games, of which they have won five and drawn the other. Definitely not in the Premier League.
Morata's best chance came inside 20 minutes when the Spaniard latched onto Cesc Fabregas's pass over the top. Chelsea's winning streak of 5 games was halted by West Ham as the Blues are now 3 in the standings with 16 points, behind Manchester City on goal difference.
"Even when the things are not going well, I try to be happy when I am on the pitch", he said.
Hazard said: "The cup game was important for Saturday I think".