Eden Hazard names Chelsea flop as the most talented player he played with

Eden Hazard names Chelsea flop as the most talented player he played with

Eden Hazard has named former Chelsea forward, Gael Kakuta the most talented player he played with during the course of his glittering career.

Hazard spent seven years at Stamford Bridge, after joining Chelsea in 2012, before eventually moving to Real Madrid.

While playing for both clubs, the Belgian played with some of the most talented players the game has seen, including Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, etc.

However, when asked during an appearance on John Obi Mikel’s Obi One podcast to name the most talented player he has worked with before his retirement last year, Hazard went for Kakuta.

The 33-year-old said: “In Real Madrid I play with the best player in the world. For me [Luka] Modric, [Karim] Benzema, they are top top of the list.

“When you say Kevin De Bruyne, he’s top on the list, when you say [Frank] Lampard he’s top of the list, Juan Mata for me was top of the list.

“I’m gonna give you one name and John knows the player. The only one I was saying ‘wow’ but when I stopped playing young team you know in France was Gael Kakuta.

“You asked me talent. Kakuta by far number one. Talent. I mean, talent. Wow.’

Kakuta spent eight years with Chelsea, following his arrival from French club, Lens in 2007. The France-born winger however endured a difficult time at Stamford Bridge after struggling to break into the first team, and was sent on loan to several clubs, before finally leaving for Sevilla in 2015. But despite his inability to convince the Chelsea faithful of his immense talent, Hazard says he always knew what the now 32-year-old could do.

“You know, I play I play against him a lot when because I used to play in Lille and he was playing in Lens,” Hazard continued.

“You know, it’s a derby, it’s the north of France. So me being me. We used to win every game every game every game five, six zero.

“Me: best player every game. And then every time we play against him, we’re losing game. He’s the best player. He’s the best player. This is not normal.

“I think now is easy to say but I think it went a bit too early [to] Chelsea. He was 16 when he when he when he left France for Chelsea, you know? And that step at 16 is a huge step.”

Eden Hazard is right; Gael Kakuta was expected to be the next big thing at Chelsea, but it didn’t work out for him.

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