The Belgian playmaker was woefully below his best as Chelsea endured a torrid campaign under the beleaguered Jose Mourinho, eventually finishing 10th.
Having been named Premier League Player of the Season and PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2014/15 as the Blues claimed top-flight honours, by his own admission, Hazard revealed he was “not good enough” last time around.
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However, under Antonio Conte this term, he is a man reborn. The 26-year-old has been outstanding so far this season, weighing in with 10 goals in 24 Premier League appearances to help Chelsea to an eight-point gap at the top of the table.
Speaking ahead of his side’s league tie with Swansea City on Saturday, he said: “Last season everyone knows I was not good enough. But you learn from your mistakes. I gave everything to come back and now I am in my level.
“So I started this season well – fit, with no injuries and it is better to play when you are ready. I want to enjoy being on the pitch. So this is the key.
“It is always a difficult to come back after a bad season, but the boss changed something and tried to give us more confidence. This is the best moment for me at this club since I’ve been here. I’m happy.”