HAZARD IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS MESSI CLAIMS EX-CHELSEA COACH

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Ex-Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea magician Eden Hazard is almost as good as Barcelona player Lionel Messi.

“I think he’s a bit off him but not a huge amount,” Wilkins told Sky Sports.

“He’s such a talented young man – he can go both sides and is very quick off the mark

“They do resemble each other a hell of a lot, I have to say. When put through on goal, he doesn’t often miss. He’s a good goalscorer Hazard.

“I can see where Cesc Fabregas is coming from but I think his performances this year have been outstanding.

“After that really poor one last year, I think he’s had a fantastic season.”

This is coming after Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas recently claimed Messi is the only player better than Hazard.

“Ability wise, there is only one player above him and we all know who he is: Messi,” Fabregas said.

“I’ve told him many, many times, he needs to be selfish sometimes and have that killer instinct to score more goals and then he will be whatever he wants to be.”

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