Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0 on Monday to climb above Tottenham and Arsenal into third spot in the race for a Champions League place in the Premier League reports Completesports.com.
Hazard, who has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, evaded five players before Belgian forward calmly beat keeper Lukasz Fabianski.
He added a late second goal to cap a magnificent individual performance in an entertaining game.
The strike took his tally to 16 in the EPL this season equaling his best ever finish in the league during the 2016/2017 season.
Chelsea, who can still qualify for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League, are three points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal, who have a game in hand, after a third successive league win.
West Ham remains 11th after a third defeat in four league games.
The Blues face Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday while West Ham are away at Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.