Chelsea confirmed XI vs Southampton: All change in attack for the Blues

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Eden Hazard has so far made nine appearances for Chelsea this season and he has already clocked up seven goals.

The Belgium worldwide, who led his country to third place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation struggled last term - scoring just 12 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.

However, Hughes is more skeptical about jumping to those conclusions with Hazard still only 27 years old.

Talking to SPORTbible, Hazard claimed that he's happy as long as he was playing well and Chelsea are winning: 'If I score I'm good, if I don't score and I'm playing good, for me it's ideal.

Mark Hughes feels Eden Hazard will have to wait until he has grey hair to be considered Chelsea's greatest ever player. He doesn't get influenced by the media and what happens around him.

"The key is, if you can, to stop their key players having opportunities". And he loves playing football. Sometimes you can score, sometimes not, but the performance is important.

The flying winger has been in incredible form of late, firstly staring in the World Cup before excelling in the Premier League this campaign.

Chelsea go with summer signing Kepa between the sticks, while in defence Sarri goes with a centre-back pairing of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.

"They've got a new manager and it seems when Chelsea change management that initial season seems to be the one that they are very strong in". I think I have a good understanding with the fans and players.

"Mo Salah was the best last season and Kante is one of the best from our team". He is a player that has many good sides to him.

But even this great player might sometimes find it hard to get back defenders and so he was asked as to who is the best defender in the Premier League.

The Blues won the FA Cup at Wembley after Hazard netted the victor from the penalty spot in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.