Jamie Carragher believes Eden Hazard is the best ‘number 10’ currently in the Premier League.
The Belgian has starred for Chelsea this season, but faces regular competition from Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen at Tottenham, as well as Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.
Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool is also part of the conversation of the best ‘No 10s’ in the Premier League, but Carragher feels Hazard reigns supreme.
‘The Premier League is currently awash with quality ‘number 10s’,’ he wrote in his Daily Telegraph column.
‘Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mesut Ozil and Philippe Coutinho have all caught the eye at different periods.
‘But the finest of all in the Premier League has gone under the radar of late, and as a Liverpool supporter going into this weekend’s fixtures that worries me.
‘Eden Hazard remains the best number ten playing in England, and having missed the start of the season with injury he has been finding form of late – outstanding in Chelsea’s recent victories.
‘Hazard demonstrated his class when Chelsea defeated Manchester United recently, but there has been little acclaim for his re-emergence. Both he and Chelsea are improving. With the Belgian at his best Antonio Conte’s side are capable of going on the kind of run that made them title winners last season.
‘Kevin De Bryune has been the best attacking player in the league this season, playing a slightly different attacking midfield role. But of the number tens, Hazard sets the standard for others to follow.’