Chelsea FC told Eden Hazard isn’t as good as Mo Salah

Jermaine Jenas believes Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard has more work to do to reach the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Jermaine Jenas believes Eden Hazard needs to dominate season at Chelsea FC like Mo Salah managed to do at Liverpool FC last term.

The Belgium international has made a blistering start to the new Premier League campaign following a return of five goals in five appearances so far.

Hazard started his third Premier League game of the 2018-19 campaign when Chelsea FC welcomed promoted side Cardiff City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The 27-year-old scored twice in the first half to cancel out Sol Bamba’s early goal before Hazard completed his hat-trick in the second half at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian star is the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer as new Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri continues to get the best out of Hazard.

Hazard has often been talked up as one of the world’s best players but the former PFA player of the year award has struggled to find a level of consistency.

Former Spurs midfielder Jenas pointed out what Hazard needs to do to finally reach the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Lionel Messi fills that spot, by far,” Jenas told the Daily Mail.

“And Cristiano Ronaldo comes next for the consistency of what he’s done and is continuing to do.

“Hazard belongs in the mix below those two, a level that includes Mo Salah, Neymar and Kevin de Bruyne to name three.

“Kylian Mbappe is in the debate around them, and Luka Modric.

“Hazard hasn’t quite reached that level of domination where he shapes not just games but seasons to his will.

“I’d point to Salah at Liverpool last term as one example of someone who did, to Gareth Bale in his Tottenham pomp, to Messi most seasons, Ronaldo year on year.”

Chelsea FC signed Hazard from Ligue 1 side Lille in the 2012 summer transfer window.

The Belgian star has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League.

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