Something sinister is brewing at Chelsea. The British media is covered in stories regarding Jose Mourinho's unstable position.
But while his future is certainly the main topic, one story that will not go away is that of Eden Hazard. With the exception of Mourinho, no other man has experienced a bigger comedown than the reigning PFA Player of the Year.
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The Belgian playmaker was simply irresistible last season, gliding past players and helping the Blues to the Premier League title. Times were good in west London, but now both Hazard and Mourinho are fighting to save their world-class reputations and failing miserably.
It would appear that Mourinho and Hazard's relationship has broken down with the Special One, which would go a long way to explaining exactly why he has failed to replicate the kind of form that saw him mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi.
However, a report in the Daily Mail claims that Hazard is being weighed down by guilt for the role he played in Eva Carneiro's controversial exit from the club.
As fans will remember, Hazard was the man who Carneiro ill-fatedly went to treat in the 2-2 draw against Swansea City on the opening day of the season.
Mourinho would publicly berate the club doctor and remove her from first-team duties, but the situation has turned sour with an employment tribunal scheduled for next year. Hazard, wherever he may be, may be called to give evidence.
Indeed, the same report states that Hazard will be looking to leave Stamford Bridge whether Mourinho remains in charge or not.
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