Gary Neville: These are my doubts about Chelsea star Eden Hazard

The former Manchester United defender questions whether Chelsea's Eden Hazard is too selfish to become a world-class player

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Gary Neville admits he still has doubts about whether Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will blossom into a genuine world-class player.

The Belgium international has been one of the driving forces behind Chelsea’s title bid in the 2016-17 season after a return of 14 goals in 30 games in the Premier League.

Hazard, though, was unable to inspire Chelsea to a vital win at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon after Manchester United eased to a 2-0 win against the leaders.

Tottenham Hotspur have moved to within four points of Chelsea with six games to go in the title race as the Blues look to win a second top-flight crown in three seasons.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with a big-money move to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Former Manchester United defender Neville still isn’t convinced about Hazard’s stature as a so-called world-class player following his performance at Old Trafford.

“I’ve got loads of time for him, a great player,” Neville told Monday Night Football.

“I always think that maybe he needs to go that step further. Is he a little bit timid to be what would be a real selfish and horrible best player in the world?

“A Cristiano or Messi type that really has that drive and determination. Against Manchester United I thought he accepted things too easily. He made it easy for Ander Herrera far too often.”

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Hazard scored 14 times in 38 games in the Premier League when Chelsea won the title in 2014.

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