Chelsea have won all four of their opening four Premier League games this season and a big reason for that is the performances of Eden Hazard.
The Belgian came off the bench in Chelsea’s first two games of the season against Huddersfield and Arsenal and ended up with an assist to his name in each.
He was then restored to the starting line-up for the games against Newcastle and Bournemouth, where he scored a goal in each of those games.
There was a lot of speculation that Hazard would leave Chelsea in the summer but it looks as if he’s going to stay put for at least another season.
Hazard was on fire for Belgium in the World Cup this summer and he has joined up with his teammates once again for their upcoming friendlies.
They travel to Scotland on Friday night, with Andy Robertson captaining Alex McLeish’s side for the first time.
Robertson will likely come up against Hazard in the game and he gave his honest opinion ahead of the Chelsea star ahead of the match.
And he spoke nothing but the truth.
“He is probably in the top five [players in the world] at the minute,” Robertson admitted, per Sky Sports. “I have come up against him many times so I know what threat he can have.
“Even if he is having a quiet game, he can pop up at any point and turn a game. That is what we are up against.
“He is special. The way he turns and gets at players and commits two or three defenders, there’s not many that have that.
“He has been unbelievable for Chelsea and Belgium and it is somebody that we need to watch.”
Well said, Andy.
Hazard is a special player. He’s shown in the past few months that he is up there with the world’s best.
There’s not too many players in world football playing better football than him right now.
It’s good to see Hazard is getting the credit he deserves from a player from a rival team.