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Eden Hazard predicts how much he's worth based on Neymar's £198m move to PSG

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Eden Hazard and Belgium risked Antonio Conte's wrath on Thursday night when the 26-year-old started their World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar.

Belgium were comfortable 9-0 winners and probably didn't even need Hazard - who recently recovered from ankle surgery - yet the Chelsea man played 77 minutes.

He came off in the 77th minute unscathed after scoring his side's sixth goal, but Conte has every right to be annoyed.

Speaking before the game, the Italian blasted Belgium manager Roberto Martinez for even calling up Hazard to his squad.

"I don't think he can play," said Conte. "If Hazard is ready, why doesn't he play with us? Why is he playing with the Under 23s to continue to try to improve his form?

"I'm a bit surprised. I was a coach in the national team with Italy, but I respect the decision of the other coach.

"Hazard is important for us. If someone thinks to accelerate the process... I think it's not the right way. It's a great mistake."

Conte should just be thankful nothing bad happened to Hazard during his 77-minute stint because, if anything, it proved he's ready to return for Chelsea.

Hazard has missed the Blues' opening three games of the new Premier League season and will be welcomed back with open arms.

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He's due to sign a new contract with Chelsea in the coming months but it would appear there's no rush, given his current deal expires in 2020.

Not that anyone would be able to afford him anyway judging by what Hazard thinks he's worth in the current transfer market.

Speaking after the Belgium win, Hazard was asked about Neymar's £198 million move to Paris Saint-Germain and said that he could be worth - wait for it - £265 million.

Belgium v Gibraltar - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

"I don't know how much I would cost," he said. "Maybe €300 million (£265m)? It all depends on the market.

"Neymar is a Brazilian, has a lot of potential, is a year younger than I am and played for Barcelona. A transfer fee also depends on your contract and on a number of other things.

"We will see how much I am worth if I ever get a transfer."

Hazard thinks it would require a world-record fee for him to leave Chelsea, which even the likes of PSG and Real Madrid would struggle to justify. Hopefully he was only joking.

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