Jose Mourinho believes the best is yet to come from Eden Hazard – providing he continues to maintain an appetite to improve.
The Belgian was unstoppable at Sunderland in midweek, scoring twice in a 4-3 win and causing the home side untold problems with his trickery on the ball.
But the Chelsea boss sees a player who is far from the finished article and he is looking forward to getting even more out of a player he has already had to give a fatherly ticking off to this season for turning up late for training.
“He’s very young and it’s [only] his second season in the Premier League,” Mourinho said.
“It’s harder in the second year when teams are much much stronger.
“The game is also much more physical when the time to rest between matches is shorter and for the players to be at the top of their game is more difficult.
“He has a fantastic potential and hopefully he goes in the right direction - and the right direction is of course impossible to play.”