While many might disagree that Eden Hazard is one of the best players in the world, the Belgian's wonder goal against Liverpool served as proof as to why he deserves to be up there with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The Chelsea forward weaved his way past three Liverpool defenders before unleashing an terrific strike past his compatriot Simon Mignolet. The strike not only saw Liverpool been knocked out of the Carabao Cup, but also halted their unbeaten start to the season.
Daniel Sturridge had fired Liverpool into the lead through a stunning acrobatic effort, after missing a flurry of chances. The goal gave the Reds confidence as they dominated proceedings from there on. With Chelsea fizzling out in attack, Mauaurizio Sarri then decided to draft Eden Hazard in and the Belgian made an instant impact
Having come off the bench in the 65th minute, the Belgian, who scored the winning goal, also played an important role in the equaliser. He delivered a teasing freekick into the box, which was headed by Ros Barkley, the resulting rebound from Simon Mignolet was prodded in by Emerson Palmeri.
After the equaliser, the game looked to head into penalties, but then Eden Hazard stepped up and delivered the unimaginable. The Belgian's bewildering strike settled the Carabao Cup tie in Chelsea's favour, after Jurgen Klopp's men let a second-half lead slip, after falling prey to a set-piece routine and a moment of sheer brilliance.
The goal has well justified Hazard's inclusion in the FIFA FIFPro World XI, which was announced on Tuesday. The Belgian is also joined in midfield by his teammate and World Cup winner Ngolo Kante.
Meanwhile, It was a fabulous result for Maurizzio Sarri after the dead-rubber draw against West Ham in the Premier League. However, Jurgen Klopp will eyeing the revenge when the two sides meet again on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, but this time in the Premier League.