Andy Gray makes claim about Eden Hazard at Chelsea FC

Andy Gray delivers his verdict on Eden Hazard's strong start to the new season at Chelsea FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Eden Hazard
Chelsea FC playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Andy Gray believes that Eden Hazard is probably the best player in the world on current form following his strong performances for Chelsea FC.

The Belgian playmaker has made a brilliant start to the new campaign under Maurizio Sarri and he has netted five goals and made two assists in five Premier League games so far this term.

Hazard was the star of the show on Saturday as he scored a hat-trick in Chelsea FC’s 4-1 win over Cardiff City to help the Blues move to the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea FC fans will be hoping to see the playmaker continue his fine form in the coming weeks and months as the west London side aim to mount a Premier League title challenge.

Blues boss Sarri said that Hazard was probably the best player in Europe on current form following his brilliant start to the new campaign.

And former Everton man Gray has agreed with the Chelsea FC manager.

Speaking on beIN Sports, Gray said: “Hold on, the best in Europe? Doesn’t that translate into the best in the world? Tell me a player outside Europe?

“If he’s the best in Europe right now, he’s the best in the world.”

He added: “In form, probably [Hazard is], yes. Suarez? No. Messi is struggling a bit.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are currently preparing for their Europa League opener against PAOK away from home on Thursday night.

The Blues finished in fifth place and won the FA Cup last season under Antonio Conte.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker sends message to Mo Salah after Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth
2018 Review
The Sport Review
New generation makes its move as Zverev, Coric, Khachanov and more pack top 20
The Sport Review
Liverpool FC release statement on Joe Gomez injury latest