Jamie Carragher believes that Eden Hazard has proved himself as the best number 10 in England following his recent good form for Chelsea.
The Belgian playmaker has been gradually working his way back to top form for the west London side after having missed the first few games of the season with a serious ankle injury.
However, the 26-year-old has been in top form for Antonio Conte’s men in recent weeks and has underlined his status as one of the top playmakers in European football.
The former Lille star has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents since joining the west London club from the French side back in 2012.
And Liverpool FC legend Carragher believes that Hazard is one of the top playmakers in England on his current form.
Writing in his column for the Daily Telegraph, Carragher said: “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.
Hazard helped Chelsea to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night with a 4-0 victory over Qarabag in Azerbaijan.
The Belgian playmaker also played a key role in helping Chelsea to win the Premier League in Conte’s first campaign in charge last season.
The Blues will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night when they take on Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.