Rio Ferdinand makes point about Eden Hazard ahead of Man United v Chelsea FC

Rio Ferdinand believes that Eden Hazard still has something to prove at Chelsea FC for him to be considered as one of the world's best

Rio Ferdinand
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand believes that Eden Hazard still has something to prove at Chelsea FC for him to be considered as one of the world’s best players.

The 27-year-old playmaker has been in good form for the west London side this season after having recovered from an ankle injury at the start of the campaign.

Hazard has scored 11 goals and made two assists in the Premier League for the west London side and has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the Blues.

The attacker was unable to inspire Chelsea FC to victory on Tuesday night as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw against FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard is widely regarded as one of the finest attacking players in the Premier League, but Ferdinand feels that the Belgian still has something to prove at the top level.

Speaking to BT Sport on Tuesday night, Ferdinand said: “Yeah he has [still got something to prove].

“He’s been a Chelsea team who have been a bit in transition, so he can’t take the full responsibility for that in terms of his numbers. He is the talisman.”

Meanwhile, Hazard will be expecting to start for Chelsea FC on Sunday afternoon when the Blues return to Premier League action with a trip to Manchester United in the top flight.

The west London side are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification under Antonio Conte.

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