Ex-Arsenal player Martin Keown believes Chelsea magician Eden Hazard is the only Premier League player almost at the level of Messi and Ronaldo.
Hazard was named in the six-man shortlist for PFA Player of the Year yesterday after firing the Blues to the top of the table.
“He is getting close to Ronaldo, Messi, Bale and Neymar’s level,” Keown told Daily Mail.
“He is the Premier League’s nearest thing to those players.
“I love his change of pace. Hazard moves so quickly that his opponents do not have a chance to work out what he has done.”