Once quoted as saying he's as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were at his age and following it up recently - admitting that he believes himself to be the best player in the world - the form of Eden Hazard often says otherwise. The Belgium international joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 club Lille in 2012, coming in after winning the league title and scooping the coveted Coupe de France, where he was full of confidence and seeping with potential. A Europa League win during his second term at the club and a total of two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup have shown how big an impact he's had at Stamford Bridge, but there remains to be a hefty divide over whether he's worked his way into ranking among the best players in the world as he first predicted.
The silverware speaks for itself, achieving plenty of individual accolades as 2014/15 Premier League Player Of The Season, 2013/14 PFA Young Player Of The Year, four-time member of the PFA Team Of The Year, a member of the 2017 UEFA Team Of The Year, and coming away with enough last year alone such as the World Cup Silver Ball, the World Cup Top Assist Provider, and the Belgian Sportsman Of The Year. His ambition has been met with some of the most coveted individual achievements there are to gain, often only narrowly missing out on the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, but with many notable interviews where he saw himself as being capable of replacing the massive boots left vacant by Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, it's hard to put him on a similar pedestal to the Portuguese forward, and consistency has shown a glaring weakness.