Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted that he is yet to hit his best form for the Blues this season.
The Belgian star was named the PFA Player of the Year last time round but has been unable to help his side hit the ground running as they look to defend their Premier League crown.
So far Chelsea have amassed just four points from four games in the league so far which has heaped pressure on boss Jose Mourinho going into the international break.
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The Blues' latest setback came thanks to a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace and Hazard, who is yet to register a goal this season having bagged 20 in all competitions last term, admits he's not quite up to speed as yet.
Speaking to French newspaper L'Equipe ahead of Belgium's crunch Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzogovina and Cyprus, the Chelsea winger said: 'It's obvious. You don't need to know too much about football to compare what I did last season and what I did this season. I'm not as good.
'It's more of a collective problem than an individual one. We're professionals. We knew this season was going to be more difficult... but within the squad we have the quality to bounce back.'
'Individually and collectively, we're not up to scratch,' he added. 'Starting with me".
The former Lille ace, who also bagged the FWA Player of the Year award last season, remains hopeful that the international break will do him and his Chelsea team-mates some good as they look to claw back the eight point advantage they've handed to league leaders Manchester City already.
'We had a difficult month in August. I hope that the international break will allow me to rediscover my form.'