‘The best player in the Premier League’: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard lauded for sensational display vs Man City

Eden Hazard

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.

Chelsea impressing

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.

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:

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