Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard has this evening been lavished in praise across social media, amid a stunning individual performance versus Manchester City.
Chelsea vs Man City
The Blues are currently locked in action with City at Wembley, in the final of the EFL Cup.
Chelsea came into proceedings on a hugely-disappointing recent run of form, with the capital giants’ 3 losses from their last 6 across all competitions having seen Maurizio Sarri’s job called into serious question.
Manchester City, on the other hand, were in absolutely stellar form ahead of today’s matchup, with the Premier League champions having racked up 13 wins from their last 14 outings across all competitions.
The latest of these victories came during the week, when the Citizens recovered from a man-down and a goal-down to put Schalke to the sword in the Champions League.
As such, with the added element of City having hammered Chelsea by 6 goals to nil in a league outing two weeks ago, Pep Guardiola’s men headed into proceedings at Wembley as clear favourites.
Chelsea’s biggest EVER Premier League defeat. 😳
Doesn’t look good on Sarri… https://t.co/16yXYHYjhC
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 10, 2019
However, what has since unfolded in the English capital has been far less straightforward for the Sky Blues than had previously been predicted.
A tight, hard-fought affair has seen Chelsea look like a side reborn, with the capital outfit having actually had the better of the game’s chances to this point.
With neither side having been able to find the net, though, proceedings have since headed into extra-time.
‘The best player in England’
While a number of Chelsea’s players have looked vastly-improved this afternoon when compared to recent form, none of the Blues’ stars have been more impressive than Eden Hazard.
Belgian attacker Hazard has been the absolute standout player on the pitch throughout the 90+ minutes, despite lining out in a false 9 position.
And viewers of the clash have certainly not been shy about singing the praises of Chelsea’s talisman as a result, with the general theme across social media having seen Hazard labelled as English football’s finest player:
Imagine not thinking that Hazard is the best player in the league.
— David (@Gooner_66) February 24, 2019
Eden Hazard is the best player in the prem
— Jordan Bradley (@JordanBradley_x) February 24, 2019
This is an absolutely heroic perofrmance from Hazard, reminiscent of the FA Cup final last year
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) February 24, 2019
Eden Hazard is so, so good. Magnificent performance at Wembley.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) February 24, 2019
Chelsea fans: “We aren’t a one-man team!
Eden Hazard: pic.twitter.com/ZRagY1evDb
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) February 24, 2019
Hazard demonstrating why he is best player in England #CHEMCI
— Rōhit ರೋಹಿತ್ (@rohit_tweetss) February 24, 2019
Eden Hazard is doing absolutely everything he can to try and will this squad to a trophy.
Regardless of whether or not he stays at the club or the outcome of this game, I think this is going to be one of the key matches he’s remembered for at Chelsea.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) February 24, 2019
Hazard is the best player in the league look at that man’s ability as a footballer ffs
— TS (@Trip1fan) February 24, 2019
HAZARD deserves the TROPHY, the TITLE.
Best Player on the pitch.#CHEMCI
— 🚬cheeky⚠️ (@TaBleMCMV) February 24, 2019
Hazard is unreal. Superb footballer and 100% the best player in England.
— KA (@Khal0184) February 24, 2019