Alan Shearer names Chelsea FC star who can still become best in the world
The England legend believes Chelsea FC star still has time to become the best player in the world
Alan Shearer believes Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard still has time to become the best player in the world.
The Blues forward scored the winner in the west London side’s 1-0 win against Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Hazard’s FA Cup final winner took his tally to 17 goals and seven assists in 51 games in all competitions in the 2017-18 season.
La Liga giants Real Madrid have been regularly linked with a move to sign Hazard over the past couple of summer transfer windows.
The Chelsea FC star has 24 months left on his current Blues contract but the 2015 PFA player of the year still hasn’t signed a new deal.
Hazard was initially tipped to become one of the best players in the world but the Chelsea FC number 10 hasn’t quite hit the heights of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former England and Newcastle striker Shearer believes Hazard can still become the best player in the world.
“When Chelsea won the Premier League under Jose Mourinho in 2015, Hazard was voted the PFA Player of the Year and I felt he had the potential to go on and become the best player in the world,” Shearer told BBC Sport.
“That can still happen. At 27, this is a big World Cup for him and if he wants to showcase his abilities to get a move then he has got the perfect stage, because there is no bigger or better place.
“He has not been as effective this season for Chelsea as he was last year – but none of the Blues players have been.
“Hazard was still the one who did something special to beat Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday and now he has a great opportunity to make a real impact in Russia this summer too.”
Hazard has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup during his stay at Chelsea FC so far.
The Blues missed out on a Champions League qualification spot after Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the table.