English Premiership

Hazard the best in the league - Oscar

2015-04-17 18:15
Eden Hazard (Supplied)

London - Chelsea will face an in-form Manchester United as they try to move one step closer to the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho's table-toppers are currently seven points in front of second-placed Arsenal, who are involved in FA Cup semi-final action against Reading this weekend.

Third-placed United are a point further back, having played a game more than Chelsea but Louis van Gaal's men will arrive in London on a run of six successive wins.

Chelsea need just 12 points from their seven remaining matches to win their first league title since 2010 and while a defeat on Saturday wouldn't spell the end of their challenge, it would give the chasing pack a glimmer of hope.

The Blues' form over the whole season was reflected on Thursday when the Chelsea pair of striker Diego Costa, currently the Premier League's joint top-scorer on 19 goals with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, and the gifted Eden Hazard were among the six nominees for England's Professional Footballers' Association Premier League Player of the Year award.

Last week Mourinho said Hazard was "by far the best player" in the league and it was a view backed up by Chelsea attacking midfielder Oscar.

"In my opinion he (Hazard) is the best player in the Premier League at this moment," Oscar told Goal.

"Hazard has been so consistent and he deserves to be considered as the best player in England."

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