Mirallas will lock horns with his close friend at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.
"Eden has got tremendous talent, there is no doubt about that, but those two players had already won the Ballon d'Or at his age," said Mirallas. "As a Belgian, there is nobody who would be more proud than me if he went on to win the Ballon d'Or one day, that would be fantastic.
"The whole nation would be very proud. But I think it would help him if we back off a little bit and not apply that kind of pressure to him. He is still learning his trade and you can't put his head in the stars with such talk.
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