Chelsea star Eden Hazard has won two PFA Player of the Year awards since joining the Blues in 2012, and has proven to be one of the elite players in the league.
The Belgian has started the season in scintillating form, scoring five goals in five games so far and is currently the hottest player in the Premier League. This prompted Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to label him the best player in Europe, and Sarri’s statement has drawn lots of comments from pundits and fans all around the globe.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has joined in the debate, and he has admitted that Hazard is the best player in the Premier League, and rates him higher than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Salah scored 44 goals last season and was crowned the PFA Player of the Year after an incredible campaign that also saw him help Liverpool reach the Champions League final.
Kevin De Bruyne strongly contended with Salah for the PFA award, and he was pivotal for Manchester City as they became the first ever team to break the 100-point barrier in winning the Premier League last season.
But Jamie Carragher believes Hazard is the main man in the Premier League.
“I think Hazard is the best player in the Premier League,” he said.
“What I mean by that is, De Bruyne and Salah were the best players last season.
“I’m talking over a four or five-year period if I think ‘who’s the man?’.
“I do, I think he’s fantastic.
“I think he was the best player at the World Cup.
“I should say that, I think he should have won player of the tournament.
“But he’s been used really well by the manager.
“The great thing that I love and say about every top attacking player is they can’t be bullied, they can’t be knocked off the ball.
“Me as a defender thinks ‘can I get at him? Can I wind him up? Can I do this? Can I do that?’.
“No, he’s too strong.”