Eden Hazard said he wants to follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard and John Terry to become a "Chelsea legend" after passing a century of goals for the club.

The mesmeric Belgian scored a brace in a hard-fought 2-1 win at Watford to move the Blues back into fourth.

Chelsea remained 11 points behind league leaders Liverpool, while Watford slipped to ninth on 27 points. For Hazard, linked in the past to a move away from Stamford Bridge, the ambition now is clear. 

"[Scoring] 101 goals with this amazing club is something I will never forget," he told Sky Sports.

"I want to score more goals for this club and then try to be a legend [like Frank] Lampard, [John] Terry, [Didier] Drogba."

It was not, however, a perfect performance by Hazard, who somehow failed to score from point-blank range in the 32nd minute when he could not connect with a sublime low cross from full back Cesar Azpilicueta.

But the attacker made amends by opening the scoring in first-half stoppage time when he rounded Watford 'keeper Ben Foster and slotted home after being put through with a pass by Mateo Kovacic.

Watford equalised moments before the break with a well-worked corner to Argentine midfielder Roberto Pereyra, whose superbly-timed volley from the edge of the box rocketed into the net for his sixth Premier League goal of season.

Chelsea were awarded a penalty early in the second half when Hazard was brought down by Foster, who received a yellow card.

Hazard converted from the spot for what proved to be the winner.

"I think we played a good match with a good level of determination and attention for 90 minutes," said Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.

"It was dangerous for us when they conceded, but we reacted well and we didn't stop playing our football."