Eden Hazard has revealed that the tackles incurs in the Premier league is beginning to get to him. The Belgian international have been hacked to the ground virtually once in every 24 minutes and have admitted that he has to adjust his training to recover. Hazard was left out of Chelsea squad that played Paok back in September and recently missed three games due to back injury.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Eden Hazard could struggle to play 90 minutes against Everton on Sunday, and the former Lille player has admitted that been tackled by Premier League oppositions is beginning to have its effect.
“I am feeling the wear and tear, I have been playing football as a professional for more than ten years now,” he said. “I’m 27 now and starting to get older, so I have to take more care of my body. I have been doing yoga since I came to Chelsea”. “I am not happy about it [being targeted by opponents] but it’s part of football. The referee tries to do his job and I try to do mine”. “I guess when I am on the floor I can win free kicks so every free kick with Chelsea is a chance to score more goals.”
Hazard played 62 minutes for Chelsea against Bate Borisov in the Europa league on Thursday and has insisted that he is fully fit.
Chelsea could extend their unbeaten status to 18 games if they avoid defeat against Everton, and Hazard has expressed his delight at the club’s progress in the current football season.
He said: “We are in good shape in the Europa League and the Premier League and we want to keep winning”. “Sunday against Everton is an important game. We want to keep playing like this, scoring goals and winning like this.”
Sarri is expected to recall striker Alvaro Morata for the game at Stamford Bridge while N’Golo Kante – who travelled to Belarus but did not play – should also start.