Eden Hazard believes Lionel Messi’s continued brilliance means Chelsea will be able to take little comfort from Neymar no longer playing for Barcelona when the sides meet in the Champions League.
“You know, they have a guy who is not from this world,” he said. “He’s different, a superclass. But this is not about one player, it is about the whole team.”
Chelsea have suffered a collective slump of late, with Hazard’s fine solo goal not enough to stave off a damaging 4-1 loss at Watford last time out.
Nevertheless, facing an in-form Barcelona is a prospect that sparks excitement rather than trepidation for the Belgium star.