Eden Hazard was handed a massive new contract by Chelsea this week - here's why

The Belgian could be the best player on the planet says Jose Mourinho

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This week Eden Hazard put pen-to-paper on a new five-and-a-half year contract at Chelsea.

It's understood that the new deal makes the Belgian among the best paid players in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho and readers of The Independent certainly think he's worth it though. The Special One said during the announcement of the new deal that Hazard had the abilities to become the best player on the planet over the course of his contract. Readers of this publication agreed - with the Belgian coming out on top in a poll asking who the best player in the world will be in 2020.

Whether Hazard develops into the very best is impossible to tell - but there is no denying that the 24-year-old has been scintillating this season.

Data from Whoscored.com makes clear just how impressive he's been...

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Chelsea are next in action on Wednesday night when they play PSG in the Champions League. Hazard will be key if the Blues are to progress.

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