Eden Hazard vs Messi dribbling skills video
Hazard vs Messi dribbling? Who is the best dribbler – Hazard vs Messi? Which player is best at dribbling? Eden Hazard is considered to be one of the best Chelsea strikers ever. Can he be compared to Messi when it comes to dribbling?
Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi are both quite similar in their dribbling skills. They both don’t use fancy tricks like step-overs and such.But they can both get past defenders with just a simple body feint or change of pace. The ball just sticks to their feet.
Now obviously, Lionel Messi is the better player overall. He has won the Ballon d’Or five times after all. But, in 2017, statistics revealed Eden Hazard was actually the better dribbler with the ball than Messi.
How so? Well when the stats were published in 2017, Squawka revealed that Eden Hazard had completed more take-ons than any other player in Europe since 2014/15.
Hazard vs Messi dribbling stats
As you can see below, Eden Hazard had completed more successful dribbles past opponents than any other player. Hazard completed 388 successful dribbles compared to Lionel Messi’s 363 take-ons.
Most take-ons completed in Europe’s top 5 leagues since 2014/15:
Eden Hazard (388)
Lionel Messi (363)
Wilfried Zaha (311) pic.twitter.com/VJEkh3IJEw
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 10, 2017
But dribbling past opponents is all well and good but how influential were they in terms of the end product? Well Lionel Messi wins that battle easily. But here we look at the dribbling skills to find out why Eden Hazard has been the best dribbler with the ball than any other player since 2014/15.
Eden Hazard vs Messi dribbling skills videos
Leo Messi vs Eden Hazard ● The Ultimate Skills, Assists & Goals Show 2016/17 ● HD 1080i
Check out GTNation’s video of Eden Hazard Vs Lionel Messi: