Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard can take Chelsea’s next penalty

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Jose Mourinho has no problem with Eden Hazard taking Chelsea’s next penalty after the Belgium international missed from the spot against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.

Hazard blazed his penalty high over the crossbar in the sixth minute of the Champions League group stage opener and stepped aside for the Blues’ next spot-kick, converted by team-mate Oscar before half-time.

Chelsea went on to win the match 4-0 - a huge result for the west London outfit and their under-fire manager - and Mourinho told reporters after the match that he has no problem with Hazard, who is usually so reliable from the spot, taking the team’s next penalty.


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The revered Portuguese coach, according to Chelsea’s official Twitter account, said it’s down to Hazard himself whether he takes the next penalty - because he has no problem with a player missing one.

Chelsea are still waiting for Hazard to rediscover his best form. The 24-year-old, who was deservedly named as the PFA’s Player of the Year last season, has started the 2015-16 campaign slowly - just like the majority of his teammates.

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Eden Hazard must rediscover his spark

The Belgium international has played the full 90 minutes in all five of Chelsea’s Premier League matches this season, but has failed to score a goal and has registered just one assist in 450 minutes on the pitch.

Chelsea are currently one place outside of the relegation zone, having picked up four points from five matches, and in order to turn things around - starting on Saturday against Arsenal - they’ll need the world-class Hazard to rediscover his spark.

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