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Eden Hazard names the player who he says is now 'definitely the best in the Premier League'

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The Premier League is full of world-class stars and few come better than Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

The Belgium international has been immense since arriving from French side Lille, winning two Premier League titles with the west London club.

In fact, in 2014/15 - when Jose Mourinho led them to the summit of the division - the attacker was recognised at England's finest, winning the coveted PFA Player of the Year trophy.

Last season, when Antonio Conte dominated the league, Hazard's teammate N'Golo Kante was awarded the accolade, although, many believed the Belgian was worthy once again.

In 2016/17, he appears to have continued his impressive form from last season despite missing the start of the campaign with a broken ankle.

He was unplayable away against Atletico Madrid and in the recent 1-0 victory over Manchester United, he was simply too hot to handle.

But, does Hazard think of himself as the best in the Premier League? No, he does not.

HAZARD'S NOMINEE

In fact, the Belgian does not think one of his teammates such as Kante is the finest, instead, he opts for one of his international colleagues, Kevin de Bruyne.

The Manchester City midfielder is already the overwhelming favourite for the 2018 PFA Player of the Year after some outstanding performances in the opening 11 rounds of games.

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“Kevin is definitely the best player in the Premier League at the moment," Hazard said, ahead of Belgium's meeting with Mexico on Friday.

“City are the best Premier League team and Kevin is an important player in Guardiola’s system. It’s easy to play with Kevin because we’re good players.”

Hazard and De Bruyne are both expected to feature in Belgium's friendlies over the break.

"Will I play both games? It would be silly to play 90 minutes twice but I still want to play," he said. "Personally I feel good. There is no apprehension related to my return from injury.

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"I am already at top [shape] but I still hope to improve."

CHELSEA'S DE BRUYNE REGRET

It is still amazing to think that Chelsea were so keen to offload De Bruyne to Wolfsburg in 2014.

Had they kept him, along with Hazard and £58m striker Alvaro Morata, Conte would have had arguably the finest attacking trio in world football.

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Alvaro Morata
Eden Hazard
Belgium Football
Kevin De Bruyne
UEFA Champions League
Manchester City
Premier League
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