Just when you were thinking that things could not get any worse for the struggling Chelsea boys, Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong, will go wrong, has been enforced once again. Eden Hazard is ruled out for at least a month with hip problem.
The Blues are leaving behind a horrific week in search of good luck. They were knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup within a few days, and had their controversial striker, Diego Costa, charged by FA for improper conduct.
Chelsea will have to play for only pride now, along with an outside shot at the Premier League top four. But they could be forced to do the fighting without Eden Hazard, as according to a report from Metro, the Belgian could be sidelined for up to a month.
Hazard was hobbling off during Chelsea’s round of 16 second leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain last week, and could not even suit up in the FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday against Everton, as it was later revealed that he had a problem with his injured hip.
The player has been in and out of the starting eleven ever since Jose Mourinho departed back in December, having suffered an injury while playing against Leicester, which ironically, was the Portuguese manager’s last match in charge of Chelsea.
The player’s father also claimed few days ago that his son was being forced to play before he completely recovered, and that has actually affected his overall performance this year.
Hazard is now all set to miss the next four or five fixtures, that include key clashes against West Ham and Manchester City.
Hazard after becoming last season’s player of the year as the Blues won the Premier League title, has laboured throughout this campaign and has yet to net a goal in the league. Supporters’ increasing frustrations over his form boiled over with a smattering of boos when he was substituted 13 minutes from time on last week as Chelsea were thrown out of the Champions League with defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG, along with Real Madrid, have been highly linked with a potential move for Hazard at the end of this season. Speculation also reignited by an interview the 25-year-old gave to Le Parisien last month. He publicly declared his admiration for the French champions. But Chelsea, who tied down the Belgian last year to a new £200,000-per-week deal which extends to 2020, have no plan to do business and will resist any offers for Hazard’s signature this summer.