Eden Hazard might be the star player at Chelsea, but Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho isn’t only keen on the Belgian as the two teams face each other in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Hazard is the league’s top scorer at the moment and has bagged in seven goals in eight games, and the 27-year-old has been tipped as one of the best players in the world on current form.
Speaking ahead of the game, Mourinho has hailed Hazard as a player that has the ability to decide the title for his team.
Mourinho told Sky Sports: “He is a good kid.
“He was a good kid in my time and now he is a good man, three or four years more maturity he was a kid and now is a man.
“I think he knows how good he is, I think he knows how much he can influence the destiny of his team in the course of a season.
“In my first season he was voted the best player in the Premier League and the team was champion. In my second season he was not very good, but we were not very good.
“Then Antonio comes, he was the best player in the Premier League and they won the title again, and he knows that with his talent he can influence the destiny of his team.”
However, Mourinho isn’t only keen on Hazard ahead of this Saturday’s fixture, and the United manager has hinted that he’ll also be watching out for Willian and N’Golo Kante.
“If I only think about Eden, we are in trouble,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “It’s Eden, It’s Willian, it’s Kante. It’s really hard to play against a team and focus on one man if that special man is surrounded by special players.”