Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has claimed that Kevin De Bruyne is the best player in the whole of the Premier League, as reported by Goal.

The Blues star heaped the praise on his compatriot De Bruyne following a glittering start to the campaign, which has seen Manchester City steam ahead at the top of the league.

Kevin is definitely the best player in the Premier League at the moment. City are the best Premier League team and Kevin is an important player in [Pep] Guardiola’s system. It’s easy to play with Kevin because we’re good players.

Hazard has often scooped individual awards for his displays in a Chelsea shirt, and there has been a consensus that he is in fact the most gifted player in the Premier League. However, he feels his fellow countryman De Bruyne’s irresistible form of late has earned him that title.

The international teammates will be keen to help Belgium during this break, as they gear up to take on Japan and Mexico in friendly matches.

De Bruyne has been sensational for City and will undoubtedly be looking to maintain this wonderful form for his country in the coming days.

Read more from Luke Osman