The West Ham boss has praised the 25-year-old left-back.
And the Croat has singled out Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini - & full-back Aaron Cresswell.
Indeed, Bilic feels what makes the West Ham defender so special is his ability - and willingness - to play as well as defend.
Cresswell enjoyed a superb debut campaign at Upton Park and, a poor Bournemouth game aside (where he wasn't alone in performing badly), the left-back has very much continued in the same vein this term.
Bilic is quoted as telling reporters: "You can’t have more skilful people on the pitch than we have. We have Lanzini, we have Payet, we have Cresswell, who is not a left-back who is big and strong, he is also someone who likes to play."
As Opta stats show, Bilic isn't wrong...
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Indeed, Cresswell has created more chances than any West Ham player except Dimitri Payet. The 25-year-old full-back has also fared relatively well in terms of dribbles, accurate crosses and final-third passes.
No wonder Bilic is so full of praise for Cresswell, then, and another manager needs to be taking note, too, in the shape of Roy Hodgson...