Chelsea’s resurrection in the game against Cardiff City with a resounding 4-1 victory at home took them to the top of the league.
The Blues knocked down Liverpool to the second position on goals difference.
Cardiff’s early lead through Sol Bamba in the 16th minute sparked a shocking Chelsea response with Hazard scoring a hat-trick (37, 44, 80) before Willian finished it off in the 83rd minute.
Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino placed Liverpool in charge of the game against a Tottenham Hotspur that seemed to be without an aim.
Erik Lamela’s goal after regulation time was only good enough for a consolation and a drop to the sixth place on the table.
Third placed Manchester City had it easy Fulham in the Etihad.
Leroy Sane registered the first goal two minutes after kick-off; David Silva added another for the club 21 minutes into play before a Raheem Sterling seal at the 47th minute.
Arsenal continued on its improving streak with their third straight win, away at Newcastle.
Granit Xhaka scored first for Unai Emery and the lads before; Mesut Ozil increased the lead while Ciaran Clark pulled one back for Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle.