Chelsea news: Six Blues among 20 best players in Europe, but Eden Hazard not one of them!

CHELSEA NEWS: The 20 best players in Europe this season include six Chelsea stars but not Eden Hazard, according to statistic-based rankings.

The CIES Football Observatory use stats by Optapro to rate players in the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga and give them a score out of 100.

Stats taken into account to create the performance ratings include shooting, distribution, recovery, take ons and chance creation – with the metrics depending on which position the player plays in.

And to be honest, their top 20 players of the season so far makes for truly bizarre reading.

Eden Hazard has been on top form for Chelsea so far this campaign, but the Belgian maestro does not feature in the top 20.

Jorginho has been on good form this seasonGETTY

Jorginho has been on good form this season
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But six of his fellow Blues stars do – with Jorginho in fifth place, and centre-back pair David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger in joint sixth!

PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot is rated as the best player in the four leagues this season, just ahead of team-mate Neymar – with Juventus megastar Cristiano Ronaldo in third place.

Hazard is not the only big name to miss out though – with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi nowhere to be seen.

Manchester City duo Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero feature, along with Liverpool pair Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.


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