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Eden Hazard says his Belgium teammate Kevin de Bruyne is now the Premier League’s best player.

Hazard who has emerged a very important player for the Blues since joining from Lille in the summer of 2012, know a good player when he sees one. He was named the PFA player of the year during Chelsea’s title winning 2014/2015 season;  and was also a major player as the Blues charged to the title last season. 

Meanwhile, Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne flopped while at Chelsea but re-emerged in German football with Wolfsburg after an £18million move in January 2014.

De Bruyne who joined Manchester City in August 2015 has been outstanding for Pep Guardiola’s league leaders this term, thriving during City’s unbeaten start to the campaign.

He is already the overwhelming favourite to be named PFA Player of the Year in 2018.

Speaking ahead of Belgium’s meeting with Mexico on Friday, Hazard said: 

“Kevin is definitely the best player in the Premier League at the moment,” 

“City are the best Premier League team and Kevin is an important player in Guardiola’s system. It’s easy to play with Kevin because we’re good players.”

Hazard who has been outstanding since returning from the ankle injury he suffered during the summer said that he doesn’t expect to feature for 90 minutes against both Mexico and Japan – whom Roberto Martinez’s side meet next week.

“Will I play both games? It would be silly to play 90 minutes twice but I still want to play,” he said. “Personally I feel good. There is no apprehension related to my return from injury.

“I am already at top [shape] but I still hope to improve.”

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