Chelsea’s 7 best goals of the 2016-17 season

Published 05/15/2017, 10:30 AM EDT


Congratulations Chelsea! Antonio Conte’s men have bounced back in style this season, finishing ahead of the pack a year on from ending 2015-16 in tenth.

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Chelsea has scored 98 goals in all competitions this season, with many being of the spectacular variety.

Here are the seven best tallies from the Blues in 2016-17.

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1. Eden Hazard vs. Arsenal 

Eden Hazard dismantled Arsenal on his own en route to a stunning solo goal.

The Belgian attacker collected the ball in his own half, shrugged off a challenge from Francis Coquelin and advanced into the box, where he beat Laurent Koscielny and finished low past Petr Cech.

2. Pedro vs. Tottenham

After going down 1-0 to Tottenham just 11 minutes in, Chelsea drew level just before the break as Pedro got into some space, made a sweet move and scored a curling goal into the far side.

He is finding his form under Antonio Conte and again scores a brilliant strike. Few players have the technical ability to pull that off, and Pedro does it time and time again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb8W1bVYYWA

3. Nemanja Matic vs. Tottenham

The Serb found the net with a belting effort from 30 yards to complete the victory at Wembley and fire Chelsea into the FA Cup final.

However, he believes his stunning strike in Chelsea’s 4-2 win over Tottenham was not the best goal of his career.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ8vKzdbZfo

4. Eden Hazard vs. Everton

Belgian winger Eden Hazard completed a superb 23-pass team move against Everton as the Blues ran riot in a 5-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard’s goal is undoubtedly the best team goal scored so far this term, moving one ahead of Alexis Sanchez’s opener against Sunderland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zip1vbjxxj0

5. Diego Costa vs. West Brom

Diego Costa scored a fine solo effort to extend Chelsea’s winning sequence to nine games to send Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League table.

The way in which Costa bullied Gareth McAuley out of the way for his winning goal showed that the Spain international has lost none of his aggression, but he is channelling it in the right direction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrdpWEoohzo

6. Azpilicueta vs. Leicester City

Chelsea came from two goals down to beat Leicester City in the EFL Cup third round, with the pick of their goals being a stunning strike by right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

The ball dropped invitingly to Azpilicueta just outside the penalty box, only for the Spain full back to unleash a powerful volley past a helpless Ron-Robert Zieler in Leicester’s goal.

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7. Diego Costa vs. Southampton

Diego Costa’s wonderful double ensured Chelsea restored their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

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Costa got his first of the game after the hour mark when he headed home Cesc Fabregas’ cross and got his brace when he finished off an exquisite team move to seal all three points with Ryan Bertrand grabbing a late consolation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7tP6wNybxM

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