HAZARD TOO GOOD FOR CHELSEA, CLAIMS LIVERPOOL LEGEND

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Eden Hazard was unplayable in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

The 28-year-old scored a fantastic solo effort to give Chelsea the lead in the first half at Stamford Bridge before sealing all three points with a second minutes before the full-time whistle.

Following his impressive performance against West Ham, Hazard has been hailed as the best player in the Premier League by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and Manchester United legend Gary Neville.

Carragher also claimed Hazard is too good for Chelsea and should be playing for a club like Real Madrid.

Carragher said: “I almost feel Eden [Hazard] has to play at that level (with Real Madrid). He’s too good for Chelsea at this time. He’s that good a player.

“When Luis Suarez was at Liverpool and he was linked with Arsenal, me and Steven Gerrard said to him: ‘You’re too good for Arsenal’. With Eden at Chelsea, he’s too good. He needs a club like Real Madrid on his CV.”

Carragher added: “He’s the best player in the league. In co-commentary, sometimes you say things you don’t mean and I’ve said before that he was the best player in the league.

“People then say: ‘But what about [Raheem] Sterling, [Leroy] Sane and [Mohamed] Salah. But over a four or five-year period, I think Hazard is. I don’t necessarily think the person who has scored the most goals is the best player but Hazard does things that others can’t do.

“People talk about players like Sane, [Sadio] Mane, Salah – who can score goals like that? You can’t take the ball off Hazard.”

Neville added: “For purity, and pure football, when your five, six, seven years old, he is the best player to watch along with David Silva. It’s like poetry.

“The way they carry themselves on and off the pitch, it’s an absolute joy. For me, them two [Hazard and Silva], I can’t separate them but it’s a joy to watch them both.”

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