Chelsea star Eden Hazard is going through his worst spell at the west London club after failing to score in the last 21 appearances but recent showings in the Premier League and Champions League are reasons for optimism.
Since the start of the season, there has been speculation the Belgian international has fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho and rumours of his departure from the club have also surfaced. It further escalated when Mourinho dropped Hazard more than once after some unimpressive performances.
But Eden’s brother, Thorgan Hazard has stated the situation is very different.
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Thorgan, currently plying his trade at Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, himself was a former Blues midfielder but failed to make the cut for the senior team which ultimately, led to him being sold to the German side after a successful loan spell last term.
Happy to stay
He told Omnisport, as per the Express: “Until now, he [Eden] never said he was unhappy so I think he’s happy. He’s part of one of the best clubs in the world, he won many titles last year ... this year it’s a bit more difficult but it’s football; every player, every club, goes through hard times.
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“I think he’s happy but you need to ask him, I can’t answer that for him.”
The PFA Player of the Year last season has shown glimpses of his exceptional quality recently and is hopeful of overturning the dismal start to Chelsea's title defence.
It was Eden who, many-a-times during his stay at Stamford Bridge, has single-handedly guided the Blues to victories and been an integral part of the club even prior to Mourinho’s arrival for his second spell.
However, despite Chelsea selling the younger the Hazard brother, it cannot be completely ruled out that we could see both Hazards in the Blues' colours one day as the London-based outfit have a buy-back clause option with Monchengladbach.
No problems with Portuguese boss
Furthermore, Thorgan remains absolutely certain there is no tension between the player and manager but the duo actually compliment each other well.
He added: “I think he already proved last year that [Mourinho] worked really well with Eden and Eden worked really well with Mourinho.
“I know that journalists like it when it’s not going well- they are looking for problems- but I never heard there was a problem between Mourinho and Eden.”
Long term contract
He penned a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League Champions in February which keeps him at Stamford Bridge till 2020 and if they can hold on to the talisman it could provide huge dividends in the near future.
Chelsea are currently 14th in the league standings, securing only 15 points so far but will rely heavily on the brilliance of Eden Hazard if they are to salvage their campaign.
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