Eden Hazard has seemingly given Chelsea fans fresh optimism that he will sign a new contract with the club, after being impressed with the changes that new manager Maurizio Sarri has implemented following a hard second and final season under Antonio Conte in 2017/18.
He outlined that with a stunning late victor at Anfield in the League Cup on Wednesday, and some pundits are lauding his world-class ability as up there with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
And the Chelsea forward came off the bench to score the victor against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup earlier this week.
Ever since Hazard signed along the dotted line in the summer of 2012, we have been desperate for him to establish himself among the best in the world.
"I think it was a fantastic goal and especially not only the beauty but the moment", Zola said to Sky Sports.
"At the minute, he is the best player in the world, I believe". If he is able to improve, he will be the best in the world.
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"So that felt good to be on the pitch and to make sure I'm ready if something happens, because not having played so long you never know".
Do you think Hazard would improve, if he became more selfish in front of goal?
"It looks like the more he plays the better he gets", Zola added.
Although many still think Eden Hazard is nowhere near Ronaldo and Messi who is being regarded as "football gods" owing to their consistent domination of world football in the last decade. "It's very hard. He's unique".
The Belgium forward has also netted five times in Chelsea's opening six Premier League games, of which they have won five and drawn the other.
Wednesday's loss was Liverpool's first blemish after a spotless start to the season which had seen them open up a two-point lead over unbeaten Chelsea at the top of the league after six straight wins.
Yet Hazard, in current form, can make their life a torment again.
It's been a fine week for the Belgian as he was named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2018 and he'll try to cap it off on a ideal note when Liverpool pay Stamford Bridge a visit for a Premier League summit clash on Saturday night.