Eden Hazard came out of Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool with most of the plaudits after a display which earned him comparisons to Lionel Messi.
Hazard impressed with some excellent touches, turns and passes which even led some to suggest he currently sits as the second best player in the world.
The Belgian claimed the assist for Willian’s equalising goal to cap off a fine display on Saturday evening.
Hazard has done a passable Messi impression so far. He's beating anyone he wants whenever he wants & directing Chelsea's entire attack #cfc
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) November 25, 2017
Hazard finished the match at Anfield with an impressive 89% pass success rate, creating five key chances for team-mates, including the assist for the slightly fortuitous 85th minute equaliser.
Chelsea’s No.10 finished the game with nine successful dribbles and took 68 touches as he dictated a lot of the play, especially in the first half.
Hazard is big big contender for being the best dribbler in PL history. Some of the spaces he gets himself out is borderline insanity for anyone not named Messi.
— Sim (@SJftbl) November 25, 2017
Over the course of the season, Hazard now averages 3.1 key passes – creating a chance for a team-mate – per 90 minutes played, as he looks to be returning to top form.
Watch the 26-year-old’s highlights from the first half of the Liverpool contest below.
Hazard, 1st half.
don’t think i’ve seen anything this close to Messi in my life. pic.twitter.com/m0gXJ0tzvu
— alarcón (@Juanin10i) November 25, 2017
How very, very Roy Keane.
Pep visited Wenger’s house as a player.
This is very, very cheeky.
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Do the squad watch it?
One or two of these are pretty unexpected.
“His spirit and courage was incredible.”
Twenty teams, two players each, one ball.