Chelsea’s Eden Hazard picked up an injury during their Champions League quarterfinal match against PSG. It still remains unknown when the Belgium player will be back in action for his club but according to the first-team coach Steve Holland, he could return sooner rather than later.

“Every player is fit at this stage, with the exception of Eden, who should be sooner rather than later. It is still a little bit too early to say for sure. Having a clear week this week is a big advantage.” Continue reading

City are Still Favourites: Hazard

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is sticking to Jose Mourinho’s ‘underdog’ script, despite the Blues now being seven points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table and favourites with Paddy Power to win the Premier League.

Chelsea’s early exit from the FA Cup meant that they were able to pull further clear this weekend whilst their rivals enjoyed a rest (in the case of Liverpool) or endured a humiliating cup defeat (in Manchester City’s case). Continue reading


Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has said that it will take some time before the new £ 32 million acquisition for the club Eden Hazard will be able to deliver his full potential. The 21 year old Belgian international joined the club in the summe, even though he was hotly rumoured to be heading to Manchester (according to the <a href=”http://www.ilovemancity.com”>Man City news</a> website).

He is expected to the attacking football to the club due to his style of play, which was something that was lacking from the team in the last few seasons. After the departure of the players like Arjen Robben, Chelsea have really lacked the player like Eden Hazard, who can trouble and get past players.

However, the 21-year-old has been disappointing in the last few pre-season friendly matches for Chelsea after opening his account in style in the first pre-season match against Seattle Sounders. The Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has said that the fans should not expect a lot from Hazard in the first few matches of the season because it will take a little time to gel with the rest of the team. Roberto di Matteo has also said that he is still finding the best position for the £ 32 million signing, who is reportedly on £ 150,000 per week wages.

“Of course we are looking for Eden to be incisive – but we have to be patient. He is a young man, he has come from a different league in France and we need to give him time to adapt. There will not be radical changes. We will try to make some changes. With the integration of these new players, inevitably we will change how we play a bit,” said Robert had a Matteo after the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton on Saturday. This was the third consecutive defeat of the pre-season friendly matches for the club, which is very worrying indeed.