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Eden Hazard has been tipped by many to win the Ballon d’Or in future, and for Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, the Belgian is among the top five players in world football at the moment.

Buffon believes Chelsea will fight for the title next season and also believes that Hazard will play a huge role in that.

Buffon, who won three consecutive Serie A titles with the Old Lady of Turin under Conte, said: “He can make Chelsea strong in Europe – that is for sure.

“They already have players like Hazard who, for me, is already one of the top five players in the world, and this summer I’m sure they will bring in more quality.”

Hazard was in wonderful form for Chelsea this concluded season and was tipped by many to win the Player of the Year award, but an excellent season from N’Golo Kante made it difficult for him to do so.

The Belgian is being chased by Real Madrid but he has admitted that he’s willing to stay at the club.

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