Eden Hazard makes open admission to Chelsea FC fans

Hazard feeling 'wear and tear' of being targeted

Hazard feeling 'wear and tear' of being targeted

Eden Hazard may be feeling the effects of a gruelling schedule but the Belgium midfielder has insisted he is still enjoying life at Chelsea.

Marcos Alonso struck a post and Eden Hazard forced two good saves from Jordan Pickford as Chelsea pushed for a breakthrough in the second half, but Everton's goalkeeper went long spells without much to do as Marco Silva's aggressive pressing game plan successfully disrupted the home side's rhythm.

Former Germany national team captain Ballack told The Sun: "I wouldn't say their first target should be the Europa League". I think it's not important if you score 25 or 30 goals, it's important you help the team to win. "I feel the wear and tear". Everyone wants to play but you know I can'd do anything but train and do my best when I get the opportunity.

Hazard has previously claimed he is happy at Chelsea and even suggested he might stay for the rest of his career.

The forward agrees, but admits officials may be reluctant to penalise challenges made early in matches. "For the referee, though, it can be hard to show a yellow card in the first minute".

Hazard has been continuously linked with a switch to Real Madrid and it is understood a deal to go the Bernabeu in the summer collapsed.

While the draw was certainly a huge blow for Maurizio Sarri and his men but after the game, the Italian has managed to set a unique record with the Blues.

The Chelsea forward, who made his first start in nearly three weeks when playing a little over an hour in Thursday's Europa League win at Bate Borisov, has been fouled on average once every 24 minutes in the Premier League this season, 28 times altogether.

Hazard returned to the starting line-up in Thursday night's Europa League win at BATE Borisov, featuring for 62 minutes, but he may not play a full 90 minutes until after the forthcoming global break.

Latest News