Pedro: Hazard up there with Messi & Ronaldo

first_imgEden Hazard is one of the ‘four best players in the world’, alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, according to Chelsea team-mate Pedro.The Belgium captain has enjoyed an exceptional start to the season once again, with the Blues sat jointly at the top of the Premier League after five rounds.Pedro, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2015, played with Messi for eight years at Barcelona after coming through the club’s La Masia academy and staunchly believes that Hazard should be held in the same regard as the Argentina international, alongside Juventus striker Ronaldo and PSG forward Neymar. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “It is obvious that he is [one of] the four players that are the best in the world,” the 31-year-old was quoted in the Mirror.“Leo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Eden. Every year, you look at their numbers – score goals, assists, minutes – to see they play very well.“Maybe in a few years Eden can win the Ballon d’Or because he is a very good player. He is a big star.“It is great for the us that he is in good form with good confidence. He doesn’t lose the ball, he’s dribbling well, he’s scoring goals. It’s very good for the team. When he plays like this, he is very difficult to stop.“He is a very important player for the team.”Hazard joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2012 and has won the club’s Player of the Year award on three separate occasions.With the Blues, he has completed a clean sweep of the three major domestic trophies – the Premier League, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup – as well as the Europa League.On the international stage, he led his country to a best-ever finish at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, reaching the semi-finals and securing third place.Individually, he was also awarded the Silver Ball for the tournament’s second highest goalscorer, behind England’s Harry Kane.Chelsea face derby rivals West Ham this weekend before back-to-back games with fellow early pacesetters Liverpool, in the Carabao Cup and the Premier League. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

HC transfers all AircelMaxis scam cases to Special judge Ajay Kuhar

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court has transferred all cases pertaining to Aircel-Maxis scam, involving P Chidambaram and his son, from Special Judge OP Saini to Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar, who is trying INX-Media cases against the father-son duo.All pending matters related to this case will be handled over to Special Judge Kuhar from October 1, since judge Saini is getting retired at the end of September. “Chief Justice and Judges of this Court (high court) have been pleased to order that cases pertaining to 2G Spectrum scam pending in the Court of O P Saini, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge (PC Act)(CBl), Rouse Avenue Courts Complex, New Delhi be transferred and allocated to the Court of Special Judge (PC Act) (CBI)-09, Rouse Avenue Courts Complex, New Delhi presently presided over by A K Kuhar with effect from October, 1, 2019 which shall be the designated Court to undertake the trial of the said 2G Spectrum Cases in addition to matters already pending before Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’the Court of A K Kuhar,” the order issued by the high court said. Judge Kuhar is currently presiding over the special court to try lawmakers in the national capital including Congress leader D K Shivkumar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family members, former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members, among others. The Supreme Court had appointed Judge Saini to try all cases pertaining to the alleged 2G spectrum allocation scam on a day-to-day basis. In 2G spectrum case all the accused were acquitted by the special court in December 2017. Prior to that, the court had also discharged former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi in Aircel maxis case. He had recently granted anticipatory bail to P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram in Aircel maxis case.last_img read more