Ever since Jose Mourinho was sacked from Chelsea FC, Guus Hiddink has done well to maintain harmony within the dressing room and get the club back to their winning ways.
However, Eden Hazard’s form has been a big concern for the Blues this season. The Belgian, who took the country by storm last season, has been anything but impressive this time round, failing to score a single goal so far in the current Premier League campaign.
There have been talks about the Belgian star playing through injuries, which may be an indicator as to why he has not been performing up to the mark this season. Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink says that while Hazard has had his injury issues this season, the medical staff has evaluated that he is fit to play.
“We talk with the players as well and measure them.We also have this system where we measure the players when they are in physically good shape, or if they have too much work and they go into a ‘fatigue zone’ where the risk of injury is higher,” Hiddink was quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
“Eden had this problem a bit a few weeks ago, coming back from his injury, of going into the danger zone or red zone. But now that risk is not that big any more. So that suggests he can work on without a big risk,” said the Dutchman.
However, Hiddink himself is not too sure of Hazard’s condition, and says that he has a hunch that the Belgian is struggling with his hip injury.
“That’s true, I’m old-school. You have your smell, sense and experience, even if it helps to have computer analysis,” Hiddink further said.
Hazard looking for a move away from London?
There has been a lot of speculation about Hazard’s future at Chelsea, especially after his drop in form, and it would be interesting to see whether the Belgian decides to move away from the club this summer. Hazard was one of Chelsea’s marquee signings in 2012, and was expected to grow to become one of the top players in Europe in the years to come.
However, his recent spell of poor performances this season has resulted in the rise of transfer rumours, linking him to a number of top clubs across Europe. Two such clubs that Hazard has been linked to are Real Madrid and PSG. In fact, the Belgian has recently come out and said to the French media that it would be difficult for him to turn down an offer from the Ligue 1 champions.