Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has refused to reveal whether Eden Hazard will be recalled to the side to take on Dynamo Kyiv tomorrow.
As reported by Goal.com, Mourinho, who has been speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League fixture, claims the Belgium international was 'phenomenal' last season but refused to be drawn on his team selection.
Hazard was left out of the side that beat Premier League strugglers Aston Villa 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but it's far from certain as to whether he will be handed a role in Ukraine.
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When asked about Hazard, Mourinho told reporters: “Last season, he had a phenomenal season.
“I won’t tell you if he will play... they [Dynamo] won’t know.”
Hazard remains key
In truth, it has been a rather turbulent time for Hazard. The dynamic midfielder just hasn't been good enough in the early stages of the campaign, but there's no reason why he won't be able to get back to his best sooner rather than later.
The 24-year-old was a joy to watch last season as he destroyed his opponents week in, week out. He was a model of consistency, but there appears to be an aura of uncertainty in his game right now.
A lack of confidence could be playing its part, of course, but there appears to be something missing from his game. It's up to Mourinho to handle him correctly and restore his confidence. One thing is for sure, Blues fans will be hoping to see their talisman back on the pitch tomorrow evening.
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