Gary Cahill says his Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard had been low on confidence but feels the Belgian will soon get back to his best.
Hazard scored a free-kick in the 5-1 FA Cup win over Manchester City on Sunday – only his second goal of the season.
Cahill, back in the side after injuries to John Terry and Kurt Zouma, told Chelsea’s website: “It was important for him.
“Even massive players like Eden sometimes have a dip in confidence but he’s such a good player it’s only a matter of time until he gets back in full flow.
“He was terrific, just like all the attacking players. In the second half he created a lot of chances and caused them problems.
“He’s a world class player. He’s a laid-back guy, he works hard at his game and obviously he’s very important for us.”