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Eden Hazard, the Premier League's best player?

Eden Hazard once again produced one of his trademark displays on Monday against West Ham United, scoring the two goals that got Chelsea the win.

His brilliance on the ball dazzled the Chelsea faithful and all of those watching, especially his first goal which came after a brilliant solo run, beating three West Ham players in the process.

Players of Hazard's class are tough to come by, especially with the Belgian having the season that he is currently having, being the most influential attacker in the Premier League this season, scoring 16 goals, whilst assisting another 12. His goal contributions are to die for, but his element of producing an attack out of nothing is also remarkable, with him completing an average of 3.4 dribbles in every Premier League match.

He has also been a nightmare for West Ham defenders over the years, completing a total of 52 take-ons against the club in the 13 matches that he has played against them, with the only team that has suffered more from the Belgian being Arsenal, as he has completed 54 take-ons against the latter.

Hazard has truly lit up Stamford Bridge for several years now, and in the seven seasons that he has been playing for Chelsea, he has not managed to break the ten-goal mark in the league on just two occasions. The first of those was his first season with the club, when he managed to get nine goals, and the second season was that infamous 2015/16 season, when the club finished in 10th, and Hazard scored only four goals in the league.

However, he won the Premier League Player of the Year, back in 2014/15, and currently has two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup, and a Europa League title all to his name.

With Hazard often showcasing his brilliance in recent years, he has been constantly linked with a move away from Chelsea to one of Europe's elite clubs, most notably, Real Madrid. This season, has been no different. West Ham fans taunted the Chelsea fans during the whole match, making plenty of chants saying that the Belgian is on his way to Real Madrid.

Hazard insisted in his post-match interview that he is currently focusing on Chelsea, and that the West Ham fans "are wrong".

With Real Madrid not having fully replaced Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard has been targeted as the man to take over that helm and take the club back where they belong, chasing La Liga and Champions League titles, and not being third in the league and already knocked out of the Champions League.

Hazard has won plenty of titles and individual honours at Chelsea, but is it finally the perfect time to move to another club, pushing to be one of Europe's best players? We'll just have to wait and see.


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