Sam Allardyce has likened Eden Hazard to Manchester United legend George Best.
The Chelsea winger has been one of the Premier League’s top performers for a number of years and because of that is generally on the receiving end of some pretty rough treatment from the top-flights toughest tacklers.
However, former England boss Sam Allardyce has said that the way the Belgian has started to ride the challenges reminds him of Manchester United legend George Best.
“We would make a lot out of some challenges,” Allardyce said on talkSPORT.
“Yes they were bruising challenges that he had to take and I think, as he’s such a fantastic player, the people he’s playing against find it very difficult to stop him.
“You have to try and make a tackle at some stage, and because he’s so good, he can ride and avoid those tackles.
“It’s a player’s desperation that creates a position where he’s learning.
“I saw a lot of tackles in the Newcastle game and he looks a little bit like George Best to me.
“He’s learning how to ride them, he’s learning how to get himself out of the way.
“They still might catch him but hopefully not enough to injure him.”