Fans mock Hazard, Messi comparisons

Eden Hazard’s brother Thorgan recently suggested that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the only players better than the Chelsea playmaker at the moment, but fans believe that he is nowhere near their level just yet.

Last season, Hazard had a dismal spell at Stamford Bridge during a campaign that left the club struggling and without a permanent manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

After Antonio Conte’s arrival in the summer, Hazard has reignited his form, scoring 10 goals and creating three assists in 23 Premier League appearances.

One particular goal has sparked debate over whether it should be deemed goal of the season so far.

It came against Arsenal last weekend at Stamford Bridge in the second half, when he picked the ball up from the halfway line and evaded his markers before sending it past Petr Cech.

Chelsea went on to win the game 3-1, and Hazard’s brother, who left the Blues to join Borussia Monchengladbach in 2015, has praised his sibling.

In an interview with Goal.com, Thorgan said:

“Yes, everybody thinks Eden has the potential to become the world’s best player, but we have at the moment two [exceptional] players in Ronaldo and Messi. They are very strong so maybe Eden will have to wait a little bit until they stop or when they are really old!

“He could become the best – for me, he is already one of the best. I want to see him go third on the [Ballon d’Or] list one day soon and I think he’ll do it.”

The comments have sparked a debate on Twitter, with many fans thinking that Hazard has a way to go before he can be deemed as good as the world’s best.