Why Hazard May Never Start For Chelsea Again - Mourinho

Why Hazard May Never Start For Chelsea Again - Mourinho

Chelsea's star player, Eden Hazard, may find it difficult to play a starting role in matches played by the London club, if recent reports are to be followed.

According to Jose Mourinho, who dropped the Belgian to the bench in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa, the player will not start any match again for the Blues if he fails to track back and help with defensive responsibilities.

Chelsea won their first match in their last three English Premier league games courtesy of Diego Costa's first half strike and an own-goal from Alan Hutton, a result which returned smiles to the club.

Why Hazard May Never Start For Chelsea Again - Mourinho
Eden Hazard may never start for Chelsea if he does not adapt to the coach's style.

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And according to Mirror, Mourinho said: "I left out Hazard because are conceding lots of goals.

"It was a tactical decision. We needed midfield players to be concerned with being solid.

"I continue that way [leaving Hazard out] or he comes in our direction, and tries to play that way.

"I told players this is not the moment to think about personal situation, or moan, to be selfish.

"This is a moment for the team. I asked them to look at the picture in a different way. I have to try bring results back."

With that result, Chelsea are seven clear off the relegation zone which the former Inter Milan manager believes will breed confidence throughout his squad.

"We are not the best team in the country, but we are a team with a very good manager and very good players, trying to reach a normal level.

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"This was a performance to compensate for a lack of confidence and self-esteem. When confidence is not high you lose quality. We discussed that, and tactically we were very disciplined today, especially defensively. It was a great effort, and a really solid performance.

"Confidence comes with results, and results bring all the good quality that the player have to the fore. At the moment, some of my players have lost confidence but this was a great team performance with some fantastic individual performances.

"My players showed their desire, that they are together and that there were ready to fight for a crucial result. These three points were crucial for us," he added.

Mourinho, who was recently handed a one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 for 'talking too much', also boasted that the club cannot sack him even if he finishes in mid table.

Source: Legit.ng

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