Former Chelsea forward Eden Hazard was arguably the best player in the Premier League during his time at Chelsea.
The Belgian skipper scored 85 goals and provided 54 in 245 Premier League appearances for Chelsea. Eden Hazard two Premier League titles with Chelsea. He was named the Premier League of the season in 2015, PFA player of the year in 2015, PFA Fans’ players of the year 2018/2019, Premier League Playmaker of season 2018/2019, and appeared four times in PFA Team of the Year.
Eden Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019 for a record transfer fee of £100 million in 2019. The two-time Premier League winner with Chelsea has failed to live up to the hype. Injuries had stamped Hazard’s career at Real Madrid.
The 31-year-old has scored 6 goals in 66 appearances for Real Madrid despite winning two Laliga and the Champions League.
Who is Eden Hazard’s toughest opponents in the Premier League?
The 31-year-old said via ESPN when he was asked who his toughest opponents in the Premier League is during his time at Chelsea: “Kyle Walker. He’s strong, he’s fast.
“I’m strong and fast, but he’s stronger and faster than me! As a right-back, he’s one of the best [in the world] at the moment.”
Eden Hazard will be hoping for a better season with Real Madrid next season. He is currently in the United States on a pre-season tour.
What other players had said about Kyle Walker?
Former Swansea City winger Paul Arriola said in an interview with 90min’s Football Americana that Kyle Walker is the hardest opponent he has faced.
The American said: “I think the one that sticks out is Kyle Walker. I played against Kyle Walker in my first game at Swansea, we were in the FA Cup. And I came in the last 20 minutes or so against Man City. And I’ll tell you, he was the hardest defender to go against ever in my career, because of his athletic ability.
“As you get by him, he can recover. You get into a challenge and he’s super strong. I’m not winning anything over to Kyle Walker. Athletically he’s a monster. And technically he’s also a very, very good player.”
Brazilian and Tottenham Hotspurs forward Lucas Moura has also revealed that Kyle Walker is the hardest opponent he has ever faced in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspurs left-back Sergio Reguilon also named Kyle walker as the toughest opponent he faced. He said in an interview with HTC.com when asked who his toughest opponent in the Premier League was, saying: “I think against Manchester City. But not one player, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez. Down that side, they were too difficult.”
Newcastle United and French international Allan Saint-Maximin also named Kyle Walker as the toughest defender he faces in the Premier League, He revealed via the official Premier League YouTube channel saying: “Kyle Walker, for sure,” when asked about his hardest opponents in the Premier League. “He’s really good; quick, strong – everything.”