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Di Matteo: Hazard can be the next Zola

August 22, 2012
By ESPN staff
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo believes Eden Hazard can become the club's new Gianfranco Zola after making a sparkling Premier League debut for the Blues last weekend.

Hazard, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Ligue outfit Lille in a £32 million move this summer, starred against Wigan on Sunday. Di Matteo was cautious about causing unnecessary hype, but says the 21-year-old has all the attributes to make a similar impact to that of Zola in the 1990s.

"It's difficult to compare ...

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