Eden Hazard has revealed that he regards Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award in four of the last five years, but Messi has helped Barcelona to an unbeaten start to the season in all competitions.
The 26-year-old told Chelsea TV: “Of course, when you are playing football you want to play against the best. The best team, the best players in the world. Messi is the best player in the world.”