Roy Keane: What I really think of Eden Hazard at Chelsea FC
Roy Keane delivers his verdict on Eden Hazard and his form for Chelsea FC of late
Roy Keane believes that Eden Hazard has been too inconsistent for Chelsea FC over the last few seasons.
The Belgian playmakers is widely regarded as one of the top attacking talents in Europe but he has also been criticised for failing to produce consistent form in recent years.
Hazard could not prevent Chelsea FC from slipping to a disappointing 3-0 defeat by FC Barcelona at Camp Nou in the Champions League on Wednesday night as they were knocked out of Europe’s elite club competition.
The 27-year-old was an influential player in the Blues’ title triumph last season as they won the Premier League in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge.
But Hazard, like most of his Chelsea FC team-mates, struggled for form in the 2015-16 campaign as the Blues ended up in 10th place in the Premier League table.
And former Manchester United captain Keane seems to feel that Hazard still has a lot of work to do to prove himself as one of the best in the world.
Speaking to ITV Sport, Keane said of Hazard: “On any given day, he can be very very good, but there are just too many off days.
“If you are trying to compare him to the likes of Messi, he is way behind him.
“That is the beauty of Messi and Ronaldo. They always seem to be fit. They play 50-60 games a season and they produce week-in, week-out. These other lads that we talk about don’t. It’s as simple as that.”
Chelsea FC are currently preparing for their FA Cup quarter-final clash against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.