Eden Hazard is clearly a good player going forward but to say he is one of the best in the world is way off the mark.
The winger scored 10 times for club and country with his opener for Chelsea against Southampton in October, but has since been on a baron spell.
How can a player who proclaimed himself to be the best on the planet, only two months ago, not score for over two months?
The likes of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo would never go two weeks without a goal and the fact Hazard does shows he is not as good as he thinks.
Hazard is often touted as the best player in the Premier League but too often goes missing for Chelsea in the big games.
A prime example of this was the game against Manchester City last season when he was playing as a lone striker and managed just one shot on target.
He has a habit of sulking when things are not going his way instead of taking charge of the game and inspiring his team to get the win against adversity.
Hazard’s best goal haul for Chelsea is 19 which is incredible considering he has been at Chelsea since 2012 and yet never been as free-scoring as other players in the league.
Being unable to score more goals is clearly an issue and at the age of 27, how much longer can be given to prove he can perform on a consistent basis like Messi, Ronaldo or even Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling?
Hazard is a good player who has flashes of brilliance but there are far better players out there and if Real Madrid offer more than £100million as reports suggest, Chelsea should not hesitate to take it.
Eden Hazard is clearly not overrated as shown by the constant speculation around his future due to his brilliance on the pitch.
He is Chelsea’s top scorer with eight goals and has the most assists with six which is incredible considering he has been confined to the bench for three of those games.
Hazard has also managed to score and assist despite clearly being targeted by opposition who have fouled him a league-high 43 times.
To be brought down that many times shows opponents are scared of Hazard and that the hype around him is real.
Hazard’s Chelsea team-mates are also the reason he may not hit the goalscoring highs of Messi or Ronaldo, as he often has to do it himself.
Chelsea’s trophy triumphs in recent years have always happened when Hazard has been playing well because he influences the team so much.
When he plays for Belgium, surrounded by players at a similar level to him like Kevin De Bruyne, Hazard shines.
This would also be the case if he moved to the likes of Madrid who are crying out for some creativity since Ronaldo left.
To say Hazard is over-rated is quite simply ludicrous, and he will continue to prove that this season.