Chelsea Playmaker, Eden Hazard Names Manchester City Star as Premier League’s Best Player
Kenin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard
Chelsea’s playmaker, Eden Hazard admits that Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne is currently the best player in the Premier League.
The Belgian duo were teammates at Chelsea for a brief spell before De Bruyne was sold to Wolfsburg for £18million in January 2014.
De Bruyne eventually joined Manchester City and is thriving this season under Pep Guardiola with three goals and nine assists in 15 games so far.
The Belgian also scored the winning goal at Stamford Bridge to secure Manchester City’s victory over Chelsea in September.
With two goals and six assists, De Bruyne has been central to City racing out of the blocks to build an eight-point lead just 11 matches into the league campaign.
Hazard is only just now returning to his best after breaking his ankle while on international duty in the summer, and the Chelsea midfielder admitted De Bruyne is playing the better football.
‘Kevin is definitely the best player in the Premier League,’ said Hazard. ‘He plays with a good team but that’s also thanks to him that they play so well. The Guardiola system has been written on its own.
"I think City are the best team in the Premier League, for sure," he is quoted as saying by DH.be.
"They’ve shown that in the first 10, 11, 12 games of the season. Kevin is a player who is important in the system put in place by [Pep] Guardiola. He’s able to fully express his potential.
"Since the start of the season, he’s the best player in the league. He’s also fortunate to be in a team that plays well, that exploits his qualities marvellously."
De Bruyne was named Best Belgian Player in a Foreign League last year for his efforts with City despite Hazard claiming the Premier League title with Chelsea.
And Hazard is fully aware of the impact the ex-Chelsea man could have on Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad at next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
"In the national team, Kevin is criticised a lot. But each time he plays, he gives his all," Hazard said ahead of Friday’s friendly with Mexico.
"He also plays in a different role as at City.
"The most important thing is the World Cup, we know he’ll be there and we know he’ll make the difference for the team."
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