Frank Lampard makes claim about Eden Hazard at Chelsea this season

Frank Lampard says Eden Hazard has been the Premier League's top performing player this season

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard Photo: The Sport Review

Frank Lampard believes that Eden Hazard has been the Premier League’s top performing player this season.

The Chelsea playmaker has been in superb form for the west London club since this season following Antonio Conte’s appointment as the Blues’ new manager last year.

The 26-year-old has scored 14 goals and made five assists in the Premier League this season to help Chelsea top the table after 32 games.

Hazard will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues take on Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s crunch FA Cup clash at Wembley.

And Lampard feels that the former Lille star has been the English top flight’s best player by some distance this season.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lampard said: “I think Hazard is the outstanding player in the Premier League at the moment, closely followed by Alli. Chelsea are no one-man band, but he is the most likely to make a difference.

“I know Eden pretty well after playing alongside him for a couple of seasons and he relishes these big games.

“He sees them as a stage for him to show his ability and going into the semi-final I think he will be quietly confident – but still very confident – that he will have a big impact.”

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Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and won the Premier League title with the Blues in 2014-15 under Jose Mourinho.

The playmaker was unable to prevent Chelsea from slipping to a 2-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend.

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