Eden Hazard picks Arsenal flop and Manchester United ace among five best players

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard is a fan of former Arsenal attacker Gervinho and Manchester United's Juan Mata.

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has picked his favourite five teammates past and present, with a couple of surprises.

The 24-year-old was speaking to Chelsea's website about who he would select for a five-a-side team, and chose just two current players from his team.

In goal he selected club and international teammate Thibaut Courtois, and outfield selected Didier Drogba and former Blue Demba Ba, currently playing in Turkey for Besiktas.

Another former Chelsea player he picked was Manchester United's Juan Mata, who he played alongside prior to the Spaniard's sale in January 2014.

He said: "From the first training that we did together, we understood each other and we had a good relationship."

The real surprise was Arsenal flop Gervinho, presently playing for Serie A side Roma.

The Ivory Coast international played alongside Eden Hazard at Lille, where they won the Ligue 1 title.

Hazard explained: "I played with him at Lille and we won two trophies together. He is very good at creating opportunities."

Gervinho has nine goals this season for Roma and four assists, but his time at Arsenal in the Premier League lasted only two seasons.

He lost the faith of his manager and supporters and few tears were shed when he departed, but under his former coach at Lille, Rudi Garcia, he has become a player reborn.

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