Chelsea’s midfield marshal, Jorginho has hailed Eden Hazard as the best player he has played with up until this point in his career.
The Italian midfielder switched from Napoli to Chelsea in the off-season, following coach Maurizio Sarri to the Stamford Bridge.
Hazard has impressed for the Blues so far this season, with his stunning solo goal against Liverpool in midweek raising his stock between his teammates.
The Blues midfielder, who arrived in west London from Napoli over the summer, told the club’s official website: “Eden Hazard is someone who every time he touches the ball you feel he’s going to score or pull off an amazing move.
“He’s different to the rest, he has incredible potential and undoubtedly he’s the best player I’ve played with up until this point.
“He’s somebody who can decide a match on his own, he can create something out of absolutely nothing and that gives his team-mates a lot of confidence to give him the ball and to trust him.”
Jorginho added: “My position is one that brings balance to the team.
“It’s a position where I’m always playing with one or two touches and I keep the rhythm of the play going.
“It’s about being able to unite defence with attack so the distances between those two blocks are not too far and we keep that compact shape so that we can play with the ball on the floor like the manager wants.
“Before I receive the ball I already know how that play is developing so I’m able to give rhythm to that play. I’m always looking to know what I’m going to do before I receive the ball in order to make my team play better.”