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Martin Keown says Eden Hazard is similar to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Hazard has been in scintillating form for Chelsea so far this season, scoring nine times for the table-toppers.

Chelsea are six points clear of second-placed Liverpool largely thanks to the form of the Belgium superstar.

And Keown is hugely impressed with what he’s seen of the 25-year-old.

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Eden Hazard has scored nine goals for Chelsea this season

“Eden Hazard is up there with the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar”

Martin Keown on Chelsea star Eden Hazard

“Hazard is a captivating talent and if he turns up, he cannot be stopped,” he wrote in the Mail.

“He is the one player defenders fear the most in a one-v-one situation and I don’t see too many equipped to deal with him.

“Hazard has lightning acceleration and is a cute player.

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Eden Hazard has helped Chelsea to the top of the Premier League

“He does a U-turn in a flash before anyone can adjust.

“He is up there with the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar but never gets mentioned in that group because he has not been consistent for long enough.”

Chelsea take on Stoke in their next game on New Year’s Eve, looking to make it 13 wins in a row.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/573468/Martin-Keown-Eden-Hazard-Cristiano-Ronaldo-Lionel-Messi-Chelsea