But having started so well this season, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has great faith in Hazard to reach new heights, even backing him to win the Premier League Golden Boot - an award very rarely won by players who aren't considered traditional strikers. "He has to improve some things, but he can do it", the Italian is quoted as saying by Sky Sports after Hazard scored a hat-trick against Cardiff over the weekend.
"I think so", Sarri told BT Sport when asked if he thinks Hazard can score more than Salah, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.
Chelsea thumped promoted Cardiff 4-1 for their fifth win of the season, keeping their 100 percent record and Sarri became only the fourth Premier League coach - after Carlo Ancelotti, Craig Shakespeare and Pep Guardiola - to win their first five games.
And the 27-year-old paid tribute to the Frenchman for creating his first two goals at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Despite scoring the decisive goals and putting in a man-of-the-match performance, Hazard refused to take all the praise, instead lauding the target-man exploits of Giroud.
The Spanish striker will be hoping to force his way back into the Chelsea FC team this season as he looks to impress Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
"I think my opinion in this moment, two teams, Liverpool and Manchester City are better than us".
"I think both, because we have to play 60 matches". The Belgian says he is happy despite failing to secure his dream move to Real Madrid in the summer, and he is enjoying a freer role than the one Antonio Conte afforded him. "Sometimes I'm exhausted but on the pitch I try to give everything and at the moment we're doing well so it's a pleasure to play". As a teenager, the Belgian had been a regular part of a good team, but upon turning 20 years of age he reached a level and has been on an nearly exclusively upward trajectory ever since.