Paul Merson makes bold prediction about Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard

Paul Merson says Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard could be in line to win the Ballon d'Or this season

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

Paul Merson believes that Eden Hazard could be in line to win the Ballon d’Or if he continues his fine form for Chelsea FC this season.

The Belgian playmaker has been in superb form for the west London side this term and seems to have found a new lease of life under new manager Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard has been in top form for the Blues and seems to be a threat in front of goal every time he gets the ball.

Chelsea FC fans will be hoping to see Hazard enjoy his best form for the Blues this season as he looks to try and help fire Sarri’s men to a genuine Premier League title challenge.

And Arsenal legend Merson seems to feel that the 27-year-old could well be on course to prove himself as one of the best players in world football this season.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Star, Merson said: “I think he could challenge for the Balon d’Or this year, because he’s come back from a successful World Cup and is already ripping it up. He looks relaxed and happy.

“If he carries on the way he is, it’s going to be a hell of a ride for Chelsea fans this season.”

Chelsea FC will now switch their attentions back towards Europa League affairs and their home clash against Videoton on Thursday night in the group stage.

The west London side finished in fifth place in the table and won the FA Cup under Antonio Conte last term.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

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
2018 Review
The Sport Review
Milestones and memories, with Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Halep, Radwanska, and more
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker reacts to Mo Salah’s display in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Napoli
The Sport Review
John Arne Riise reacts to Alisson’s save in Liverpool FC’s 1-0 win over Napoli