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hazards all time pl status

where does he rank for you? for me he's in the top 5 attacking players I've seen in the PL, just behind Ronaldo and henry but as good as anyone after that, personally would make my all time pl team in a 4-3-3 formation with above players mentioned as a front 3, such a shame we missed out on him for a paltry 35mill

posted on 9/6/19

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Top five is ridiculous in my opinion.
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is it really? or just something to say without backing it up
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In my opinion, yes. I can think of ten straight off who were better attackers.

In no particular order:-

Ronaldo
Giggs
Suarez
Bergkamp
Henry
Silva
Aguero
Shearer
Rooney
Bale
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Half that list are worse than him straight off the bat. I mean Bale, Silva and Bergkamp...youre having a giraffe!
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Yeah Bale, Silva and Bergkamp were all better.
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Bale had one good season, Hazard has much superior stats and Bergkamp is the epitome of overrated 90s nostalgia bait.
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Yeah I think you're creating a criteria that was stated. If were adding longevity into it then yes I would put Hazard above Bale.
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But then I'd have to put him above Suarez too. With that added then it begins to not look so ridiculous.

posted on 9/6/19

If we're ignoring the longevity element and just going for the 5 best attackers then hazard probably doesnt cut it

But when you think about Suarez for example only really playing at an unbelievably high level for 2 years, then you can easily make the case for hazard

It depends on how much you care about the longevity when you're having this conversation, I think that's the difference between being a premier league great and being one of the best players to play in the premier league

posted on 9/6/19

I'd say he's the best wide attacker of the PL era. Better than Giggs, Pires or whoever. As to a general comparison, considerations are a mix of peak quality and longevity. Suarez for example at his Liverpool best was a greater player, but I don't think he has done enough in England to put him above Hazard. To be honest, other than Henry and Ronaldo who I see as the definite top 2, you can argue for Hazard against anyone else. I really rated Hazard higher than most fans and thought him underrated. Best player of the past decade in England for me.

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posted on 9/6/19

To be honest, other than Henry and Ronaldo who I see as the definite top 2, you can argue for Hazard against anyone else.
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Rooney and Shearer are definitively ahead of Hazard too.

posted on 9/6/19

comment by Sheriff John Brown - Wenger Till I Die (U7482)
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I'd say he's the best wide attacker of the PL era. Better than Giggs, Pires or whoever. As to a general comparison, considerations are a mix of peak quality and longevity. Suarez for example at his Liverpool best was a greater player, but I don't think he has done enough in England to put him above Hazard. To be honest, other than Henry and Ronaldo who I see as the definite top 2, you can argue for Hazard against anyone else. I really rated Hazard higher than most fans and thought him underrated. Best player of the past decade in England for me.
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Agree with this

Its a little strange that the player who most Chelsea fans believe is their most talented player, is rated so low by so many on here. Besides Ronaldo, none of the attacking players put forward are flawless, and much of the criticism Hazard receives can be objectively to a number of top quality players.

posted on 9/6/19

comment by Wahl (U22164)
posted 16 minutes ago
To be honest, other than Henry and Ronaldo who I see as the definite top 2, you can argue for Hazard against anyone else.
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Rooney and Shearer are definitively ahead of Hazard too.
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I can't think of any reason to rate Shearer above Hazard, tbh.
There was probably only one season I thought Rooney was the best player in England, and at least 3 seasons where I thought that of Hazard. But yeah, I believe Rooney edges him on longevity of achievements.

posted on 9/6/19

I can't think of any reason to rate Shearer above Hazard, tbh.

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Then I can only assume you either didn't watch him or you are clueless at football.

posted on 9/6/19

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posted on 9/6/19

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
I can't think of any reason to rate Shearer above Hazard, tbh.

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Then I can only assume you either didn't watch him or you are clueless at football.
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Dude....I didn't say Antonio Valencia is better than Shearer. I said Eden Hazard, one of the finest players of his generation is better: an easily defensible position considering his accomplishments and his roles in those accomplishments, and simply his individual brilliance as a player. I understand if the majority disagree with this, but no need to get all obnoxious as always. You believe George Best, infinitely less accomplished than Ronaldo, was a greater player than Ronaldo which I consider a far stupider opinion than comparing Hazard and Shearer, but I didn't jump in all obnoxious about it because I disagreed with you. Grow up, man.

posted on 10/6/19

I would like to add, I don’t think I’ve seen a player in this country deliver so much, with so little help. The guy was even forced to play injured and we finished 10th. Im predicting much the same for next year. Only guy close to having such an impact in a top side is maybe Gerrard? With so little help. And he didn’t win the pl.

The guy was our top scorer. Top assister. Key chance creator. Most dribbles so best ball carrier.
It’s a shame he came 5/6 years too late. Him playing off a prime drogba would have been fantastic. As it stood he only had costa for two half seasons

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