Two of Hazard's five Premier League goals this season have come from the penalty spot and his shot conversion rate now stands at an nearly certainly unsustainable 36 percent; the best season rate managed by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, the most efficient high-volume scorer in the modern era, in La Liga between 2010 and 2018 was 28 percent.
Salah won the Golden Boot last season and Sarri is backing Hazard to dethrone the Egyptian this campaign.
Eden Hazard can score 40 goals this season and win the Premier League Golden Boot, according to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after the Belgium forward scored a hat-trick to maintain the club's flawless start to the season.
And the 27-year-old paid tribute to the Frenchman for creating his first two goals at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Hazard praised Giroud's ability to hold the ball and link play, saying: "He is a target man and maybe the best in the world".
"We have spoken and I told him he can score 40 goals", said the former Napoli manager.
Chelsea are reportedly set to open contract talks with Brazilian worldwide David Luiz, who is in the final year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge. But I think both are important for us, because we have to play 60 matches.
"So I have to organise better the defensive phase and the players have to understand that". In his second coming at the West London club, the Brazilian global has gone from being one of the first names on the team sheet to being a peripheral figure to now becoming a regular once again, all in just two years. I think we gave it a good go but ultimately it wasn't meant to be.
"We have to improve step by step".
Look at the Premier League scoring charts in recent years and it becomes clear that what distinguishes the very best in front of goal is the ability to find the net relatively efficiently on a large volume of attempts.