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The likes of Mesut Ozil, Philippe Coutinho and Dele Alli have been having a good season of late, but Anfield legend Jamie Carragher believes Eden Hazard is the crop of the pick.

Carragher insists that although the Premier League is blessed with a number of talented playmakers, Hazard is still the best among the rest.

Hazard has been in amazing form of late, and Carragher admits he’s scared of the Belgian heading into this weekend’s clash between Chelsea and Liverpool.

He told the Daily Telegraph: “Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mesut Ozil and Philippe Coutinho have all caught the eye at different periods.

“But the finest of all in the Premier League has gone under the radar of late, and as a Liverpool supporter going into this weekend’s fixtures that worries me.

Eden Hazard remains the best number ten playing in England, and having missed the start of the season with injury he has been finding form of late – outstanding in Chelsea’s recent victories.

“Hazard demonstrated his class when Chelsea defeated Manchester United recently, but there has been little acclaim for his re-emergence. Both he and Chelsea are improving. With the Belgian at his best Antonio Conte’s side are capable of going on the kind of run that made them title winners last season.

“Kevin De Bryune has been the best attacking player in the league this season, playing a slightly different attacking midfield role. But of the number tens, Hazard sets the standard for others to follow.”

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