Mourinho says Eden Hazard can become an all-time great

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While Cesc Fabregas leads the Premier League in assists and Diego Costa second in goals, Eden Hazard has been Chelsea’s best player this season.

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Teaming with Fabregas and Oscar in the midfield, Eden Hazard and Co. have been dominant, often making their opposition look like schoolboys as the trio seamlessly moves the ball wherever they please.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been so good that manager Jose Mourinho believes he has the potential to become a legend at Stamford Bridge.

I think he can become one of Chelsea’s all-time greats but he has to win titles.

I don’t know players who are considered legends in clubs without winning titles, so he has to do that but the potential, I think, everybody knows.”

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That’s high praise for the Belgian, as Chelsea have produced legendary players such as Gianfranco Zola, Frank Lampard and Peter Osgood.

There’s no denying the importance and brilliance of Eden Hazard, whose name has been thrown around as one of the next biggest stars in world football. He has scored 39 times in two-and-a-half seasons with the Blues, but his biggest assets are his vision and creativity, which create chances for the likes of Costa and Drogba up top.

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Mourinho also went on to say that Hazard will sign a new contract with the club, and that he was never worried the young Belgian would leave.

Hazard’s brilliance will be on display Monday as Chelsea travel to Stoke City, where they will look to stay atop the Premier League table.