Alex McLeish: Chelsea star is a little genius

Alex McLeish heaps praise on Eden Hazard following his sparkling form for Chelsea this season

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Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Alex McLeish has heaped praise on Eden Hazard following his improved form for Chelsea this season.

The Belgian playmaker has been in sublime form for the Blues this term and has helped Antonio Conte’s men to top the Premier League table.

Hazard looks to be back to his best form for the west London side and has scored 15 goals and made five assists in the Premier League for Chelsea.

The 26-year-old suffered a severe dip in form last season like many of his team-mates as he struggled to produce consistent displays.

But former Aston Villa boss McLeish has been very impressed by what he has seen from the Belgian so far this season.

McLeish told Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday: “Hazard has his mojo back.

“He was disappointing last season, he was in and out of the team, he looked down on himself. He is an amazing talent. He is getting a lot of chances. He is a little genius.”

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Hazard will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

The west London side are currently four points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

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