What has happened to Eden Hazard this season?
That’s the question many Chelsea fans have been asking themselves over recent months.
The Belgium international, who was deservedly named as the PFA’s Premier League Player of the Season last term, produced another disappointing performance for the Blues against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening.
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Hazard was quiet all evening before being substituted by Guus Hiddink with 20 minutes remaining - and Twitter did not go easy on the 25-year-old.
It’s probably for the best that he avoids looking at his Twitter notifications this evening. Scroll down to see the reaction.
Twitter reacts to Hazard's performance
Chelsea beaten 2-1 by PSG
Chelsea went 1-0 down when Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s deflected free-kick beat Thibaut Courtois, but John Obi Mikel scored a precious away goal for the visitors on the stroke of half-time.
However, it was the hosts who secured a victory in this Champions League last-16 first leg tie thanks to a goal from second-half substitute Edinson Cavani.
Hazard's PSG comments were untimely
Chelsea fans will surely call into question Hazard’s desire to play for the Blues after comments he made about PSG earlier this week.
The former Lille star admitted it would be hard to resist an offer to join the Ligue 1 title holders due to their status as potential Champions League winners.
"It is difficult to say no to PSG, or to any of the teams capable of winning the Champions League,” Hazard was quoted as telling Le Parisien by Sky Sports.
"PSG are now in that category. And for me, winning the Champions League is my main aim."
Hiddink: The best players don't play in France
However, Hiddink responded by saying that the world’s best players should be playing in England, Spain or Germany, rather than France.
“He [Hazard] has a contract that he extended, but first he must now get fit and show he is a top player and then for Chelsea, which is a top club, he can be of huge value,” the interim Chelsea boss was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.
“In the near future, there will be more speculation about who is coming here or who is going but I don’t go into that. PSG have big targets to win the Champions League. Step by step, they have gathered a reputation that they are very serious to be one of the biggest teams in Europe, so this challenge I can understand.
“But it is a different league, they are now 24 points ahead I think. It is not a bad league, but this team is on top of that. For me, I think big, big, big players always like to be in the biggest leagues which are the Premier League and La Liga, and also the Bundesliga.”
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