Hazard up there with Ronaldo and Bale, says Nevin

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The Belgium international is back to his best, scoring seven Premier League goals in 11 appearances, supposedly putting him on the same level as the best in the game.

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Eden Hazard can be rated amongst the world’s top footballers, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, according to Chelsea legend Pat Nevin.

The Belgium international has stunned Blues fans with his performances this season following a lacklustre campaign in 2015-16.

Hazard has already bettered his goal tally from last season in just 11 appearances, scoring seven goals, with his display in Saturday’s 5-0 win over Everton on Saturday coming in for particularly high praise.

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The 23-year-old scored twice and was instrumental in Antonio Conte’s side climbing to the top of the Premier League table, before being ousted by Liverpool, and Nevin believes the diminutive playmaker is at the top of his game.

“There were stunning performances throughout, with Eden Hazard showing precisely why it is not silly to ask whether he is capable of consideration alongside the likes of Gareth Bale and [Cristiano] Ronaldo.

“Diego Costa was colossal and David Luiz bestrode the match like a world-class footballer playing against an under-11 side.

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“I could go on about every player with the exception of Thibaut Courtois.

“I have no idea if he was on good bad or indifferent form because he scarcely got a sniff of the ball.”

But while Chelsea’s recent performances have impressed Nevin, he stopped short of calling them favourites for the title.

“This isn’t to say Chelsea are going to walk away with the league title but at the very least it suggests this is a team that will be in the shake-up come May,” he added.

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“Simply put, Man City, Liverpool and even Arsenal have had games this season where they have looked quite phenomenal.

“The football has been sparkling and the goals have rained in.

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