Mourinho: Hazard is the best

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard has been the best player in the Premier League by some distance this season and believes he should be a certainty for the player of the year award.The Belgium playmaker has enjoyed a fine campaign, scoring 12 goals in 30 matches to help Chelsea amass a seven-point lead at the top of the table with eight games to play ahead of Sunday’s clash at #QPR.I think what he’s doing, speaking in a very honest way, it shouldn’t even be a debate, #Mourinho said.If somebody throws other names on the table, it’s because he wants to sell papers, wants to throw some sand into people’s eyes, because this player ( #Hazard ) is by far the best player in the #PremierLeague all season.Hazard joined from Lille in a £32m deal in the summer of 2012, and recently signed a new contract until 2021.

Eden Hazard

He could play alongside an integral member of Chelsea’s last title-winning side on Sunday, with Didier #Drogba, who has won three Premier League titles, vying with Loic Remy to start in the absence of Diego #Costa, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.Drogba is out of contract at the end of the season and Mourinho is uncertain what the future holds for the 37-year-old striker who is in his second spell at Stamford Bridge.We have a lot of talks to do. I don’t know what he wants,” Mourinho said.