Alexis Sanchez hammers Eden Hazard in Match of the Day comparison poll

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Arsenal's star man Alexis Sanchez has been given a glowing vote of confidence from Match of the Day viewers, who resoundingly decided they'd prefer to have the Chilean maestro in their team over Chelsea winger Eden Hazard if offered the choice.

Sanchez has made a blistering start to life in the Premier League and continued his fine of run of form against Burnley at the Emirates yesterday, bagging a brace and producing a virtuoso display full of boundless energy and enthusiasm.

The 25-year-old now has seven goals in nine league games, a haul which has made Arsene Wenger's decision to spend £35m on the energetic forward look like a superb piece of business.

Hazard has also been impressive in patches this season without grabbing the same headlines as Sanchez, perhaps because he's part of a quality Chelsea side that has perhaps the most impressive team ethic in the Premier League this season.

The brilliant Belgian's adaptation to life in England can't compare to his Arsenal rival though, which is exactly why 64% of those polled said they'd want Sanchez rather than Hazard in their starting XIs.

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Gunners fans deserve to wax lyrical about their new South American star after his efforts in the last fortnight, scoring twice against both Sunderland and Burnley.

Sanchez was outstanding against the Clarets in particular, scoring a header that belies his small but powerful frame to lead high and find the target from a superb Calum Chambers cross.

It's not just what Sanchez does in possession that makes him so exciting to watch, it's his desire to win the ball back and prove a constant nuisance for any defender unlucky enough to be tasked with keeping him quiet.

Hazard may have a longer Premier League pedigree to call upon, but at this rate he's got a genuine rival on his hands for the title of the division's best left-footed flier in a head-to-head comparison that promises to be a talking point all season long.

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