Dembele backing Hazard

Belgian ace behind countryman

Eden Hazard: Has backing of Belgian team-mate Moussa Dembele

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Moussa Dembele has few qualms about Eden Hazard's impending move to the Premier League.

The Belgian starlet confirmed on Monday evening that he had agreed to move to Chelsea from Lille, shunning Manchester outfits City and United.

Hazard has never played outside of France and will cost Chelsea £36million - but Demble, who plays just down the King's Road with Fulham, fully expects him to be a huge success.

"It's a good choice from Eden," said Dembele.

"He has the quality to succeed in every competition in Europe but the English competition is the best in the world so it will be good for his development.

"Eden is quite small, but in the last couple of years more small players have arrived in the Premier League like Silva, Mata and before that Modric - and Hazard can certainly be like them.

"I think he will need a little time to adapt but it won't take long.''