However, The Blues put in an impressive performance against Chris Hughton’s men, and ran out convincing 4-0 winners, much to the delight of their manager Antonio Conte.
Scoring goals has been Brighton’s problem all season – they have just 17 in 23 league games this term as they’ve found it tough to find the net on their first campaign in the Premier League.
The Blues had been struggling to score with three successive 0-0 draws before their FA Cup tie needed to be decided on penalties after finishing 1-1.
Hazard killed off the match 13 minutes from time by placing his shot into the bottom corner after being played in by Willian.
“The player understood the mistake and wanted to stand up quickly and admit it was a mistake”. Later in the half, the full-back was bundled over again by Tiemoue Bakayoko, but yet once again nothing was given by Moss.
“Our performance was positive against Norwich”.
After a number of Chelsea attacks, Brighton went close to reducing the deficit in the 29th minute, but Willy Caballero produced a stunning reflex save to deny Tomer Hemed from close range.
In the interview Hazard confirms that he will sign a new deal at Chelsea and commit his future to the club.
Eden Hazard helped Chelsea back to winning ways in the Premier League with a comprehensive 4-0 win.
Chelsea flew into a two-goal lead before Brighton barely had time to catch their breath.
Top scorer Glenn Murray (seven) started on the bench but could not find a way to break through once brought on.
Brighton broke their transfer record to secure the £14m signing of Jurgen Locadia from PSV Eindhoven late last night, but the Dutch striker is now recovering from a hamstring injury.
“For Pedro we must be honest to accept Pedro dived”, Conte told reporters on Friday.
Despite Chelsea’s scintillating display the scoreline was harsh on Brighton, who rattled the woodwork through Davy Propper and, at 2-0 down, had two decent penalty shouts waved away.
There is no love lost for the Spanish striker, who joined Chelsea in a £58m move last summer, as fans took to social media highlighting their side’s form without him.