Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has showered plenty of praise on Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, as reported on the Leicester Mercury.

Tielemans is currently on loan with the Foxes from French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco and the midfielder has been impressive in the Premier League.

Hazard and Tielemans played together on Thursday evening for Belgium against Russia in their Euro 2020 qualifying match, with both players getting their names on the scoresheet.

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Tielemans has quickly become a fan favourite at the King Power Stadium and the Foxes will be hoping to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer.

When speaking about him, Hazard said:

I can only compliment him. He is a real leader in the field. He is still young. He has everything to become a big player.

Hearing those words from one of the world’s best players and the Belgium captain will be a big confidence booster for the 21-year-old, who is very highly rated in Belgium.

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