Eden Hazard claims that Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante does enough work on the pitch for two players.
The Frenchman has arguably become the Premier League’s best holding-midfielder since signing for the Blues and is now on the verge of winning a second top-flight crown in two seasons.
Having played another crucial part in a 2-1 win over West Ham on Tuesday morning, Hazard joked that the 25-year-old must have a doppelganger.
“I don’t need to say something about N’Golo. Everyone knows about him — he’s everywhere,” he said in an interview with Chelsea TV.
“I think sometimes when I’m on the pitch I see him twice, one on the left, one on the right. I think he plays with a twin.
“He’s a fantastic player, and he helps the team a lot.”
Having rediscovered his own best form since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, Hazard believes that his teammates have the same confidence that saw them capture the title in the 2014-15 season.
“For a while now, I think we’ve all been at a good level this year. Me too,” he said.
“We’re happy to play together. Last year, it was a little bit complicated, but two years ago we had a very good season.
“There are a lot of similarities between how we’re playing now and how we played two years ago. It’s up to us to do the same thing — go and get the title.”
Although the Blues restored their lead at the top of the table to 10 points, the Belgian says that they will keep up the same intensity until the race is put beyond doubt.
“In England, you never know what can happen…if we lose two matches, it [the lead] could be down to four points,” he added.
“We’re going to give everything right to the end. There are 11 games left and we hope we’re going to try and win the title as soon as possible.”