When Eden Hazard set up Willian to put Chelsea ahead in the 57th minute against Newcastle, it was the Belgian’s 10th assist of the season and also a milestone.
With that assist, Hazard now have 10 goals and 10 assists in the Premier League. He is also one of the only players to have entered double figures for both goals and assists in all of Europe’s top 5 leagues this season, the other person– Messi
The Argentine superstar has 16 goals and 10 assists so far and is far and away the best player in the world right now, but the contribution of Eden Hazard to this Chelsea team cannot be overstated.
However, Hazard still believes that the Argentinian is the greatest footballer of all time, saying in an interview to HLN: “Two G.O.A.T.s (Greatest of All Time) you say? No way. There is only one G.O.A.T: Him, Lionel Messi!”
“Those two games against Barcelona were not my best memories of 2018. I was happy to play against Barcelona and Messi, but I didn’t deliver what I expected. I was disillusioned.
“My three sons were there for the home match at Stamford Bridge. The eldest is a big Messi fan – all of us are Messi fans, actually. He wanted to see Messi that day, because Messi is a special player.”