The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been delighted with Eden Hazard’s performances over the last year, but they aren’t alone in their beliefs…
The latest to come out and praise the Belgian is, surprisingly, Man Utd midfielder Ander Herrera. In an interview with Sport360, the Spaniard spent a moment discussing Man Utd’s game with Chelsea earlier this year, and he was full of praise for one man in particular. He said: “We knew Hazard is Chelsea’s best player, the most difficult to mark – their most dangerous player…For me, Hazard is the best player in the Premier League and one of the best of the world and it was a good game for me”.
Herrera is, of course, referring to Man Utd’s 2-0 win over Chelsea towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign, where Herrera played a pivotal role.
Unfortunately for the Spaniard, though, the Premier League wasn’t too kind to the Red Devils over the course of the campaign, whereas Hazard enjoyed a fruitful spell in the English top flight.
Playing as an attacking midfielder for the Blues, whilst Man Utd were able to contain him, Hazard flourished under Antonio Conte, delivering match-winning performance after match-winning performance in the Premier League.
The bad news for Chelsea, though, is that Hazard now looks likely to miss the start of the 2017/18 season, something that Ander Herrera will likely be pleased about – particularly if the Red Devils come up against the Blues early on in the season.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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