Eden Hazard has declared Belgium colleague Kevin De Bruyne to be the best player in the Premier League.
Chelsea playmaker Hazard scooped the PFA and Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year awards for his displays during the 2014-15 season and also inspired Antonio Conte’s side to Premier League glory last time around.
Manchester City are leading the charge to dethrone Chelsea this season and De Bruyne has been their standout performer with a series of impeccable midfield performances.
Speaking ahead of Belgium’s friendly at home to Mexico on Friday, Hazard was quick to concede his compatriot is currently number one in England’s top flight.
“Kevin is definitely the best player in the Premier League at the moment,” he said.
“City are the best Premier League team and Kevin is an important player in [Pep] Guardiola’s system.”