EDEN Hazard, Mohamed Salah, Olivier Giroud, Sadio Mane, Willian and Roberto Firmino.

This is the list of attacking talent Chris Mepham has faced up against in just more than 11 minutes of Premier League football for Cherries.

But while he has already witnessed the stark difference between top-flight highs and lows against Chelsea and Liverpool – the experience would have done the young centre-half a world of good.

In an interview with the Daily Echo after the memorable 4-0 triumph over the Blues, Mepham said it had been a “dream come true” to reach England’s elite level.

He also insisted the work behind the scenes from Cherries had immediately signalled an increase in intensity.

“It’s been really good but the training has been hard, with the step up from the Championship to the Premier League,” said the former Chelsea youngster.

“But I have been trying to take on board what the gaffer has been saying.”

While the substitute appearance in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Anfield may not have brought so much of a feel-good factor, the 21-year-old would have gained valuable knowledge playing against a front three who smashed in 91 goals between them last season.

If you’re going to learn, you just as well do it with, and against, the very best.

This is not the first time the Hammersmith-born star has been tasked with locking horns with elite performers on a colossal stage.

On his first start for Wales under boss Ryan Giggs last May, Mepham managed to keep quiet two-time Premier League winner Javier Hernandez in front of more than 82,000 people, during a 0-0 draw with Mexico in Pasadena.

The defender’s journey from North Greenford reserves to the top flight has been well-documented.

But what has helped get him there, as well as undoubted ability, is his willingness to absorb information from those around him.

Mepham has previously spoken of Giggs “delivering his message across as to what he wants” as well as gaining an insight from one of Wales’s greatest ever players.

A roommate of Gareth Bale during the 2018 China Cup, the centre-half admitted he was eager to absorb all he could from one of the world’s most expensive talents.

But if the former Brentford man is going to learn more about thwarting Premier League attackers, what better pairing to watch than team-mates Steve Cook and Nathan Ake?

No top-flight central-defensive partnership has made more clearances than the Cherries’ duo this season – with 336 between them.

Mepham said: “Watching them from the sideline against Chelsea, they did not put a foot wrong all game. I can learn a lot from both of them.

“It is important for me each day to ask questions and take new ideas on board because, ultimately, that is going to help me as a player.”

And it is exactly that attitude which could take the Cherries ace right to the very top.