There can be no arguing who the best player in the Premier League has been this season.
Eden Hazard has made an electric start to the 2018-19 campaign, scoring eight goals in all competitions for Chelsea.
The Premier League was expected to be a two-horse battle between Manchester City and Liverpool but Hazard’s form means it’s impossible to count Chelsea out at this point.
Entering the international break, all three teams sit at the top of the table on 20 points.
It has all the makings of being a memorable season and Hazard has played a huge part in that.
It’s a shame for Chelsea, then, that the Belgian winger can’t seem to stop talking about Real Madrid.
Hazard has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu for many years but the Blues have been able to keep him in west London.
MORATA REACTS TO HAZARD’S REAL DREAM
But his latest comments will only intensify rumours that he will follow Thibaut Courtois to Madrid.
“Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay,” Hazard said, via BBC Sport.
“Real Madrid are the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club.”
One man who knows all about Los Blancos is Alvaro Morata, who has had two spells with the Spanish giants.
Chelsea signed him in 2017 and Morata has now reacted to Hazard’s comments.
“If he has said it so clearly, it is true,” Morata said on Hazard’s desire to play for Real Madrid, per AS.
The striker was asked whether his teammate would fit in at Real, to which he said: “You can put him anywhere.”
Morata added: “We’ve said that it’s not that he wants to leave Chelsea but if Madrid come in for him, that won’t be an obstacle.
“The thing is that he has a very good relationship with the club, he’s happy there and it’s not like other cases when a player wants to leave a club at any cost, but if it’s good for Chelsea they will keep that in mind.”
Morata’s final few words are pretty positive.
He suggests that Hazard will only consider leaving Chelsea if Real Madrid come in for him.
But given how Real have started the season, with four wins in eight league matches and zero goals in their last 409 minutes of action, that seems awfully likely to happen in the near future.