Chelsea legend Frank Lampard figures scorching Eden Hazard is superior to Lionel Messi
EDEN HAZARD is the best player on the planet on current from, as per his previous partner Frank Lampard.
Hazard, 27, is in red-hot form under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and Lampard figures he is superior to Lionel Messi at this moment.
Speaking ahead of his Derby side’s Carabao Cup conflict with his previous club, Lampard stated: « On current frame, I think he is.
« Obviously, that can change however I cherish watching him and he’s in his prime.
« He is a totally remarkable player in world football. »
Hazard’s seven Premier League goals this season is a feat matched only by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
He grabbed the Player of the Month grant for September and is apparently as his life while Messi is out with a fractured arm which forced him out of the 5-1 El Clasico win on Sunday.
Like Messi, Hazard missed his side’s European apparatus a week ago, Thursday’s Europa League prevail upon BATE, as well as the league clash at the weekend which saw Chelsea dispatch Burnley 4-0.
He is a doubt with a back injury for tomorrow night and Lampard is urgent he misses the diversion against the Rams at Stamford Bridge as the Chelsea legend comes back to his former club for the first time as a manager.
The match played together for two seasons between Hazard joining the West London side in 2012 and Lampard leaving for Manchester City in 2014 following 13 years at Chelsea.
The Derby manager included: « Let’s hope he wants a rest! I think he’s scared of coming against my team!
« It will be a special occasion for myself, and in addition Jody Morris and Chris Jones.
« Exiting at Stamford Bridge will be extremely uncommon for me. »