Jose Mourinho came in for a fair amount of criticism from Chelsea fans for his decision to drop Eden Hazard in recent weeks, but it would appear that the Special One was vindicated yesterday.
Hazard, who is the current reigning PFA Player of the Year, has had a difficult start to the season, and it got worse when he was hauled off before the hour-mark in the 3-1 defeat against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge yesterday.
The Belgian international has mustered just two assists and no goals in his 11 Premier League appearances so far this term, just months after racking up 14 goals and nine assists last time round.
However, Hazard hit a new low in the game against Liverpool yesterday. In the 59 minutes he was on the pitch before Mourinho hooked him for Brazilian youngster Kenedy, the 24-year-old did virtually nothing. Like literally, nothing.
As pointed out by the Daily Mirror, the Chelsea ace created zero chances, had no shots on goal, beat no players while dribbling, and completed zero crosses.
To make matters worse he touched the ball just 32 times, even less than goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, and less than Kenedy's 36 touches he managed in just half the time.
The former Lille winger's lack of effort didn't go unnoticed in the press either, with the Daily Mail handing him a 4/10 rating.
Hazard's form is just one of a number of problems facing Mourinho, who could be in danger of losing his job if Chelsea's slump continues. Reports this morning suggest that Roman Abramovich could be looking to move the Special One along, however elsewhere it's claimed he'll be given time to turn things around.
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