Maurizio Sarri has hailed Eden Hazard as a “genius”, but the Chelsea manager warned the Belgian star to work with even more intensity if he wants to be the world’s best player.
Hazard has already scored six goals in seven Chelsea appearances this season, including Wednesday’s sublime solo strike to seal a two to one win at Liverpool in the League Cup third round.
But Sarri insists Hazard isn’t there yet because he can still add another layer to his game by training with even more desire and drive.
Table-topping Liverpool have won all six of their league games, while unbeaten Chelsea are two points behind.
A Chelsea victory would be a major statement of intent and they are sure to need Hazard at his best to kill of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Asked if Hazard could be voted the best player in the world in a year’s time,
Meanwhile, Gary Cahill has admitted he may have to leave Chelsea in January and go in search of regular first-team football.
Cahill has hardly played this season, but Sarri has urged the former England defender to bide his time before making any decisions.