Jermaine Jenas makes a controversial claim about Eden Hazard after Spurs 1-0 Chelsea

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Chelsea suffered a narrow defeat on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham. 

A controversial Harry Kane penalty was the difference at Wembley and there was a question of whether the striker was offside in the build-up, which fans have been debating since. 

Even with VAR, the call is still unclear. But one thing is certain, the decision won't change, and Spurs have a slight advantage going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge in 15 days time. 

Although Mauricio Pochettino's side dominated the first half of Tuesday's game, Chelsea were on top in the second 45 and were unlucky not to find an equaliser.   

As usual, one Blues player stood out above any of his teammates - Eden Hazard. 


The Belgian put in another strong performance in the cup but was arguably let down by many of his peers, who once again failed to find their top form. 

This has actually become somewhat of a theme this season and although Chelsea are challenging under Maurizio Sarri, a lot of their success has been down to Hazard. 

So much so, in fact, that following Tuesday's game, Jermaine Jenas spoke about the forward and suggested that he's now too good for his current club. 



"I thought Eden Hazard was unplayable," the BBC Radio 5 Live pundit said, per Goal.

"He has gone by everybody and he must be thinking, 'what more do you need me to do?’

"Chelsea are a top side but I think he has outgrown them and he is above [the] level of everybody around him. 

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup: Semi-Final First Leg

"I never thought I would say it, but he's too good for this Chelsea team."

That's a pretty big claim from Jenas - but Chelsea fans don't appear to agree with the former Spurs midfielder-turned-pundit and quickly pointed out the irony of his statement. 

Although Jenas and Chelsea fans are clashing over their star player, one thing is clear. If things don't start improving at Stamford Bridge soon, Hazard will more than likely seek a move away. 

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