Hazard only made his Premier League debut on the weekend but such was his impact against Wigan Athletic that the £32 million ($48.3 million) man is already being tipped to be one of the stars of this season and beyond.
He said: "It's difficult to compare players. Gianfranco was a wonderful talent, an artist I would say.
"Eden might become an artist as well. After one game, it's probably a bit too early.
"He had a good start, but it's one game out of 38 in the league.
"It certainly gives him and the others confidence, starting with a new club like that. It was a pleasant day for him.
"He's a talented man, a talented young boy. We'll have to see how he grows into a man, and how quickly he will be an important player for Chelsea."
But an assist less than two minutes into your Premier League debut and another five minutes later certainly puts you on the right path towards greatness.
"It was great to see him enjoying himself as well, and getting his teeth into the Premier League," he said.
"You're never quite sure how the new players will adapt, and I'm sure it will take him a bit of time to get used to the physicality and tempo of the Premier League."
It was a crash course in both for Hazard, who afterwards shrugged off being the victim of more than one crude challenge.
"He's a strong man, a strong boy. Strongly built as well. It will certainly help him.
"We spoke during pre-season about the Premier League.
"He's a young man but he already has a lot of experience in terms of playing games. He knows how to handle himself."
"It will free up some space for other positions if they double-mark him."
That could include fellow new boy Oscar, who made his Chelsea debut as a replacement for Hazard.
Both delivered the kind of flair the European champion's billionaire owner,
"We'll need time to work together, get to know each other a bit better."
If you are only as good as your last game, Hazard will have three days to revel in his display before being challenged to do it all over again on his home debut on Wednesday evening (Thursday morning AEST).
Despite winning the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup last season, being league leader is an honour Chelsea has not enjoyed for quite some time.
"It was in
"We haven't been top for a long, long time. We have the opportunity.
"Hopefully, we will play a good game and manage to win."
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