Chelsea's Eden Hazard feeling wear and tear of professional football


He is being assessed at Cobham but should be fit to begin against Everton on Sunday, albeit with Maurizio Sarri and the club's medical staff monitoring his work-load with nine games scheduled for December.

The Chelsea forward, who made his first start in nearly three weeks when playing a little over an hour in Thursday's Europa League win at Bate Borisov, has been fouled on average once every 24 minutes in the Premier League this season, 28 times altogether.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is eager to sign £50m-rated Lyon star Nabil Fekir and has contacted the Frenchman over plans to bring him to the Premier League.

Hazard played 62 minutes of Chelsea's 1-0 win over BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday - his first start since October 20 - and has insisted he is now fully fit.

With David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso and Alvaro Morata rested and left in London, it was a surprise to some that Hazard travelled.

"We played very well for 65 minutes". I think if you asked every player that's not playing if they are happy, they are going to say "no". He shrugged off the Italian's touchline reaction.

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"But three matches is a very short time, so I don't know". We are working a lot in training on the free-kicks.

"For me that would be better", said Hazard.

He did not discuss his future on this occasion, looking only at the opportunities for Chelsea.

And Sarri, who has become the first manager to have gone unbeaten in the first 12 Premier League games, has acknowledged that Chelsea's persistently sluggish starts are a concern.

Eden who helped his country to win bronze medal in Russian Federation was unable to score for his club on Sunday, November 11, against Everton in a Premier League encounter which ended goalless.

Jordan's performance is good news for England and good news for us.
"We know that if we keep playing as we are, the goals will come".