Chelsea continue to ride on their unbeaten record this season, and playmaker Eden Hazard appears to be the man that makes Maurizio Sarri’s squad to tick.
The Premier League leading goalscorer capped his achievements in September, pipping a huddle of players to grab the Premier League Player of the Month Award.
The Belgium international has been reborn since Maurizio Sarri took the helm at the club in July.
The 27-year-old, just has he has fired Chelsea to victory in the first half of the 2018-19 season through breathtaking flicks, has also managed to have a hand in most efforts for Chelsea.
The Belgian forward has racked up three assists for Chelsea in the 867 minutes played on the pitch for the west Londoners.
Despite a bubbly and spirited start to the the season, Hazard’s future at Chelsea strikes as odd. The talisman has yet to pen an extended deal with the FA Cup champions and is contracted at the club until the summer of 2020.
He continues to be linked with a move to the Spanish capital Madrid, to play for football heavyweights Los Blancos.
Hazard has yet to taste victory of his individual achievement on world stage aside the Premier League and Belgium.
Eyebrowed concerns on why he hasn’t been a recipient of the Balon d’Or award has swarmed the media.
The 27-year-old hinted he wants to be celebrated like the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luka Modric and suggested a move to join Real Madrid could get him to that summit.
Asked if, to win the Ballon d’Or, he would need to go to Spain, and replied: “That’s why I want to go maybe.”