Mark Hughes: Time will tell where Eden Hazard sits in Chelsea’s history

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Hazard's sparkling early-season form, which has produced seven goals in nine games, has prompted debate about his place among the Blues' best footballers. Touching the ball 100 times, all the play going through me or Jorginho is a very important role for him, I'm learning it, I'm very passionate about it as it's very interesting.

The Blues won their opening five Premier League fixtures under Antonio Conte's replacement Maurizio Sarri to lay down an earlier marker in the title race despite finishing in fifth spot last term.

"The key is, if you can, to stop their key players having opportunities".

And the 31-year-old says he loved Sarri's style and how he wanted him to play. You look at his stats this year, he's had an impact in nearly every game he's played.

"And he can improve if he becomes a little bit more aggressive and gives the best of himself".

The Italian said: "I am surprised".

"I will keep training on the pitch and we will see what happens, if I score then it is fine, if I don't but I play well then that for me is fine, I only need to keep winning games".

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"Mo Salah was the best last season and Kante is one of the best from our team".

I like it - everything goes through me - this is what I like.

"I think Chelsea can run Liverpool and Man City close", Savage told BBC Radio 5 Live.

I'm learning a lot from here, it's really interesting how he works and I'm really looking forward to working for a long time with him.

"He's an example on the pitch and outside the pitch and he can be an example for his team-mates".

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.

Chelsea have announced their team to lock horns with Southampton in a Premier League clash at St. Mary's this afternoon.