Chelsea flop Jeremie Boga claims he was as good as Eden Hazard and Willian

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Jeremie Boga isn't a name many Chelsea fans remember. 

After joining the youth academy in 2009, he never made it at the club despite getting called up to the senior squad. 

The French-born midfielder made just one appearance in the 2017/18 season before being loaned to Birmingham City. 

Just 12 months later, he was sold to Serie A side Sassuolo for just £3.5 million. 

But despite failing to make an impression at Chelsea, Boga has claimed that he was as good as first-team stars Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. 

The only difference, according to him, is that they were higher up in the pecking order. 

"Every now and then, I wonder if I should've waited longer for my chance at Chelsea," he said, per The Sun.

"But I had to play regularly and I was behind Hazard, Pedro and Willian in the pecking order. It's not that they were better than me, but they were ahead in the hierarchy.

Boga played just once for Chelsea

"No, I have no regrets. Antonio Conte didn't talk to me very much. When he gave me my debut against Burnley, all he said was. 'It's your turn'."

That's quite a big statement to make. Boga, who made just one appearance for the Blues, is comparing himself to a club legend. 

Hazard played over 350 times, scored 110 goals and won six trophies, before being sold to Real Madrid for £84 million. 

Hazard is a club legend

Boga, on the other hand, left for just £3.5 million. As good as Hazard? We're not quite believing that.

The 22-year-old also went on to explain why he struggled in England. 

"I came to Chelsea at the age of 12, as their scouts spotted me in a small Marseille club. It was very tough, those first two years, going from the seaside of Marseille to the fog of London.

Boga struggled to adapt to life in England

"The food was a serious problem too, as I went from having cereal at breakfast to a plate of eggs and bacon. It was impossible to digest." 

Although Boga's time in England was unsuccessful, he is resurrecting his career in Italy. But he'll have quite a way to go before he reaches Hazard's level. 

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