The Ballon d’Or has been dominated by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in recent years but Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan thinks Eden Hazard could upset the status quo this year with a solid season for Chelsea.
“I think he has the capacity to win it because, for me, he is a very talented player, a very good player and a decisive player,” Nainggolan told CNN Sport.
“He makes a difference on the pitch, but the only difference between him and, let’s say, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, is that they score much more than him.
“So, I think that is the most important thing.
“It’s the only difference between them, because for me Hazard is, let’s say, in the world’s top five.”