The Blues winger has been in scintillating form this season, and truly looks to be coming one of the best players in the world.
Many believe that the 23-year-old will be a future Ballon d’Or winner, and his performances this term are certainly showing a marked improvement upon his early career. His work rate has improved under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho, and, although his goalscoring has dropped off this season, consistency has been improved, and he has been breaking dribbling records in both the Premier League and Champions League.
It represents a positive step for Hazard, who, last season, was rumoured to be looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge after a number of disagreements with Mourinho. French champions Paris Saint-Germain were said to be keen on taking him back to Ligue 1, whilst European Cup holders Real Madrid have also been tracking him for a number of months.
Despite the interest, Hazard has denied that he ever wanted a move away from England, and he is due to be signing a new contract with Chelsea in the coming months, keeping him in West London as he reaches his peak. The Belgian international has often spoken of his reluctance to accept any transfer speculation surrounding him, and he further outlined his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge and become a champion with Chelsea.
“I don’t listen to any of the transfer talk,” Hazard told the Standard.
“My focus is only on Chelsea and I want to be a champion this season. I think last season was very good but in the end we lost one or two important games.”
Hazard also admitted that he is still off the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is aware what he must improve if he intends to be compared with the two modern day legends.
“I don’t score a lot of goals. I score sometimes but not enough.
“If I want to be up there with Ronaldo and Messi, I need to score in every game.”