Alvaro Morata sends clear message to Chelsea fans about Eden Hazard

Alvaro Morata heaps praise on Eden Hazard following the pair's strong performance for Chelsea in midweek

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Alvaro Morata rates Eden Hazard as one of the top three players in the world following the Spanish striker’s strong start to life at Chelsea.

The duo gave Chelsea fans a taster of what may be to come when they combined brilliantly in the Blues’ 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Morata will be hoping to forge a fruitful partnership with Hazard in the coming weeks and months after the Belgian missed the first few games of the season with an ankle injury.

And the Spain international has admitted his delight about how his first few minutes of playing alongside the playmaker has panned out.

Morata is quoted as saying by Metro: “It’s not difficult playing with this kind of player.

“He’s one of the three best players in the world. It’s easy for me playing with him.”

Hazard and Morata will be hoping to link up again in style when Chelsea take on Manchester City in their crunch clash at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday night.

The Blues head into the game in third place in the table, and three points behind Pep Guardiola’s leaders.

The west London side are aiming to defend the Premier League title they won under Antonio Conte last season while also making progress in the Champions League, after missing out on a place in Europe altogether last term.

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