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Chelsea star Hazard slams Mourinho's tactics - PSG on alert

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard appears to have been rather critical of Jose Mourinho's tactics following the club's semi-final exit from the Champions League, The Daily Star reports.

The Blues - who were also criticised by some for the defensive mindset they took into Sunday's win over Liverpool - were beaten 3-1 by Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, with Mourinho opting to begin the match with three full-backs before perhaps then becoming guilty of trying to 'chase' the tie just a touch too early.

"Chelsea aren't set up to play football. Chelsea are set up to counter-attack," Hazard said after such a resounding defeat.

23-year-old Belgian international Hazard has been nothing short of sensational at times for Chelsea this season, with the former Lille playmaker winning the PFA's Young Player of the Year award and also finishing second to Luis Suarez in the main voting.

However, comments such as these - borne out of sheer frustration, you might say - would perhaps hint that he is not entirely content with how things are progressing at Chelsea during Mourinho's second stint at the club.

Indeed, The Star also suggest that such criticism could have further alerted Paris Saint-Germain, who they claim hold a strong interest in signing Hazard.

The reigning French champions - who currently top Ligue 1 and lead rivals AS Monaco by eight points heading into the final three games of the domestic season - have certainly not been timid in exercising their significant financial power in the transfer market in recent years, with the club now solely owned by the Qatar Investment Authority.

With PSG believed to rate Hazard at around the £50 million mark, it remains to be seen if Financial Fair Play will provide a significant barrier between them embarking upon a serious and sustained attempt to strike a deal with Chelsea for his services.

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