There has been no doubting Chelsea's new signing Eden Hazard's ability during his first few performances for Chelsea during pre-season, especially his first league match against Wigan Athletic where he bossed the game.
To be mentioned in the same breath as Chelsea's legendary number 25 Gianfranco Zola would be an achievement in itself, but to be compared to Zola would be a dream come true for every player.
This dream has come true for Belgium international Eden Hazard, as his own club manager Roberto Di Matteo has stated on Wednesday, 'Zola was an incredible talent, an artist I would say. Eden Hazard can become an artist as well'.
Hazard possesses similarities to the great Zola and he has the same ability to create something from nothing, to beat three players over by the corner flag, or to produce a wonder goal. Everything about Hazard spells out his creativity and flair to be compared to the likes of Zola.
Di Matteo also said that Hazard was 'a talented man, a talented young boy'. Coming from a man that has played with Zola as part of the same squad, this comes as a huge compliment to the 21-year-old.
Still a young player, Hazard has so much growing still to do, there is every chance that he can become a player in the same kind of calibre as Lionel Messi. He has even been referred to as 'The Belgium Messi' via various international football pundits.
It's exciting times for Chelsea supporters all over the world in this transition period. There will be two more new faces at Stamford Bridge before the transfer window shuts on the 31st of August.752440