That’s the opinion of pundit Garth Crooks who has hailed the Belgian for his performances this season.

Hazard has scored nine times and provided one assist this campaign to help the Blues to the top of the Premier League table.

Crooks told BBC Sport: “In the absence of Diego Costa you might have thought that other strikers like Michy Batshuayi might have been given a game.

“But if you are Antonio Conte and you understand the mentality of your players and garner respect from your players you can get them to do almost anything.

Eden Hazard is back to his best for Chelsea this season under Antonio ConteGETTY

Eden Hazard is back to his best for Chelsea this season under Antonio Conte

“If Conte were to ask [Eden Hazard] to play in goal the answer would probably be ‘yes boss’”

Garth Crooks

“Eden Hazard seems to be in a place where if Conte were to ask the player to play in goal the answer would probably be ‘yes boss’.

“Conte appears to have total control over his players at this moment.

“To see Hazard play up front as the lone striker was quite remarkable.

“However what was even more troubling was the way the Belgium international did it with so much ease.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been impressive at Stamford BridgeGETTY

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been impressive at Stamford Bridge

“Someone better tell Alan Shearer we have found another world-class player in the Premier League!”

Chelsea have won 12 Premier League matches on the bounce to open up a six point gap to Liverpool in second.

The Blues welcome Stoke to Stamford Bridge next on New Year’s Eve.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/573723/Eden-Hazard-Chelsea-Antonio-Conte-Premier-League-Latest-News-Stamford-Bridge-CFC