Eden Hazard finished 8th in this year’s Ballon d’Or rankings after Luka Modric walked away with the ultimate prize on Monday evening.
The Croatia international has been phenomenal for the past season, featuring prominently for Real Madrid and Croatia in the Champions League triumph and the 2018 World Cup final finish. Hazard was also instrumental for Belgium as they reached third place at the World Cup in Russia.
The Belgium captain was rated the second best player at the tournament and his first two months in the Premier League this season also produced great displays, scoring seven goals and assisting four times.
He was the second best player after Mohamed Salah in the latest Ballon d’Or rankings and placed ahead of Kevin De Bruyne and Harry Kane in the top 10 list.
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Chelsea are hoping to convince Hazard to stay beyond this season with Real Madrid lurking around to snap him up if the opportunity arises.