Merson has Hazard problem! Gunners legend has message for Chelsea star
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has admitted the problem with Eden Hazard is that he goes missing six months of the time.
Hazard has been in stunning form at the start of the new Chelsea season and is the main reason why we are up there challenging the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, with his performances and goals now putting him up there with the worlds best players.
But as we have seen in previous seasons, many are wondering if the Belgian will be able to keep up his great form for the rest of the season and put in a solid performance week after week, month after month, something he has failed to do in previous seasons.
And although Merson believes Hazard is the best player in the Premier League, he needs to be more consistent.
The former England international told Sky Sports: ‘I would say so [Hazard is the best in the Premier League]. ‘He’s the top scorer, he’s making things happen. A couple of weeks ago, I would have said he was the best player in the world, but then Messi put in that performance against Tottenham at Wembley.
‘The problem with Hazard, and I’m a massive fan of his, is that he can go missing for six months at a time. You’ve seen it twice at Chelsea – last season, for instance. Messi doesn’t do that. He might go missing for one game, but Hazard has done it for big parts of seasons where it hasn’t been going well for his team.
‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen Messi have two bad games on the trot, but Hazard went missing for big parts of last season, and the one where Mourinho got sacked (2015-16 campaign).
e’s got to sort his consistency out, more than anything. He’s been great this season, but we’ve seen that before, when Chelsea last won the league.’
Can Hazard keep it up throughout the season? Here are out thoughts.
I honestly believe Hazard will keep up the stunning performances and have his best season in a Chelsea shirt, it will just be a shame that it could be his last with the club as the indications suggest he wants to sign for Real Madrid.
So I hope he doesn’t go missing and proves Merson right, as the Gunners legend doesn’t know what he is talking about half the time.