Manchester United and Chelsea supporters have been bickering on social media throughout today over Jesse Lingard and Eden Hazard – with some Red Devils supporters seriously claiming Lingard is the superior player this season.
United midfielder Lingard lookes reinvented under Jose Mourinho this season in a new central role, and continued his excellent form with a goal in the 2-1 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns yesterday.
That strike took the Englishman’s tally for the season to seven in all competitions – just one less than Hazard, who has eight for Chelsea.
But it seems Lingard’s impressive form has really taken some fans’ opinions to another level.
Hazard has been regarded as one of the world’s leading attacking midfielders for several years now, and won the Premier League Player of the Year after inspiring Chelsea to the title back in 2015.
All in all, Hazard has two Premier League titles to his name, whilst Lingard is yet to be victorious in the English top-flight.
Some onlookers have been making a fuss over the fact that Lingard’s stats are up there with Hazard’s this season, but does that really count for much? Well, apparently it does to this lot:
Did you know, Jesse Lingard has contributed in more goals for Man United than Eden Hazard has for Chelsea?
— @Simm_10 (@kaizerpush0) December 18, 2017
Lingard better than hazard as stats prove?
— Christian Blue (@Dalie_Mufc) December 18, 2017
Lingard has more goals than Hazard but because Hazard has more take ons and shields the ball in tight spaces with his booty, he’s the best in league.
— ㅤㅤً (@Utdology) December 18, 2017
Lol lingard has contributed 7 in the premier league, Hazard 6. If hazard has more than lingard il deactivate
— i ♥ @Man United®?? (@SaneletheGreat) December 18, 2017
Lingard has more goals than Hazard.
— Ryanmas? (@_Ryan1202_) December 18, 2017
— Simen?? Lindelöf = GOAT (@MainManLindelof) December 18, 2017
? @PremierLeague Goals & Assists This Season:
— mærtiàl (@Mynamejosemuri) December 18, 2017
Lingard is also better than Hazard case closed
— Manchester is Red (@rhydoremmy23) December 18, 2017
Do you know "rubbish" lingard has more goal than "world class" Hazard in far fewer games this season?
Now you know
— Osunde andrew (@osundeandrew20) December 18, 2017
hazard ? hahaha lingard has better stats then him bwaaaaa L
— Chris (@chris_mufc1234) December 18, 2017
😀 Lingard has more goals than your baller Hazard dont be so obnoxious https://t.co/Z3jRpjcS9D
— Hiphop Purist (@venciredamones) December 18, 2017
Salah > Hazard
De bruyne > Hazard
These are reasonable.
Lingard > Hazard
What the fuck?
— M I C H A E L⍟ (@Michaeloreva) December 18, 2017
Jesse Lingard has more premier league goals than Hazard. Think on that, eh?
— Luke Bloomquist (@LTBQuist) December 18, 2017
@Eodobasic lingard > hazard
— David Akl (@davidakl7) December 18, 2017
Lingard has more premier league goals and assists than Hazard this year, the man is so underrated it's unreal
— Jake Langman (@LangmanJake) December 18, 2017
Lies, damned lies and statistics.
What do you think of the comparison?