Maurizio Sarri stated that Eden Hazard might be at the same level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at this moment. Chelsea won a crucial match against Watford on the Boxing Day with a margin of 2-1. Both the Goals of the Blues were scored by Eden Hazard. The Belgian winger is currently playing as a false nine for the Blues.
After the end of the match, Maurizio Sarri praised the performance of Eden Hazard heavily. He told,
“He is very important for us. Messi is very important for Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo is very important for Juventus.”
“He is a very great player. He is able to play in every position. At the moment he is playing as a false number nine and he is very able to play in that position.
“Today he scored two goals and I think he made two or three very good [chances].
“He is very able to come play with team-mates and to open space for his team-mates.”
Two top centre forwards of Chelsea, Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are lacking goals from the beginning of the season. In this circumstances, Eden Hazard is the only goal threat of the Blues. The club management should be conscious of the situation and they will certainly sign a new centre forward in the upcoming winter transfer window.