Jose Mourinho has revealed that Belgium international Eden Hazard must have a serious injury after the midfielder failed to return to the pitch against Leicester City last night.
During the first-half at the King Power Stadium, Hazard hobbled off in the direction of Mourinho, initially implying that he would have to be replaced.
However, Hazard returned to the pitch but made his way back to the sidelines moments later as he realised that he could no longer continue.
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Mourinho, then, has admitted that Hazard wanted to continue before he returned to the field of play and has insisted that the winger made the decision to eventually come off.
Speaking after last night's clash, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "He made the decision to come off. So it must be a serious injury.
"His first reaction was 'I can't continue', his second reaction was 'I want to try', but after his first step back on the pitch he said he couldn't. He's injured clearly.
"He had three different perspectives in a few seconds. It must be something important. He clearly couldn't do it."
It's a struggle
Without Hazard, the Portuguese tactician had to watch on as the Blues suffered yet another Premier League defeat. Chelsea are in turmoil right now and are showing no signs of recovery.
A couple of wins here and there just aren't good enough for Chelsea; the dynamic of the squad needs to change sooner rather than later. Mourinho's key men have struggled for far too long. Hazard, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Co. have all failed to produce the goods and they are not alone.
The festive period is set to be a huge one for Chelsea, who welcome the duo of Sunderland and Watford to Stamford Bridge. Six points will be the requirement, but it's far from certain as to whether the current crop of players will be able to deliver what is expected of them.
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