"I think so, I think so," Mourinho said when asked whether Hazard can become an all-time great at Chelsea. "He needs to win titles because titles make players’ history.
"I don’t know players who are considered legends in clubs without winning titles, so he has to do that but the potential, I think, everybody knows."
Hazard will look to continue his fine form at Stoke on Monday, when Chelsea attempt to secure a fourth consecutive win in all competitions.
Didier Drogba and Kurt Zouma can be called upon after overcoming knocks sustained in the Capital One Cup defeat of Derby, while Thibaut Courtois is in line to return at the Britannia Stadium.
The Belgian goalkeeper has missed the previous two matches with a muscular injury, but looks set to come in for Petr Cech at the Britannia Stadium – a decision Mourinho says was easy, despite the Chelsea stalwart’s displays.
"No," he said when asked if it was tougher to bring Courtois back in. "Petr’s performances are the normal performances from one of the three best goalkeepers in the world, so simple.
"I think [Courtois will be back]. I can’t confirm 100 per cent, but I think so."