Vital Football

Latest Chelsea FC News

Hazard Concerns

Hazard Concerns

In recent weeks the form of Eden Hazard has been simply superb.

The young Belgian has started to show, once again, just what he brings to the table.

Last night, against Spurs, there were times when his skills mesmerized the Spurs defence with their players not sure what to do when he had the ball and was preparing to run at them.

At times, to me, he looks like a young Joe Cole the way he moves the ball, but operating at a faster speed therefore making it all the more difficult to tackle / challenge him properly.

His low centre of gravity enables him to bedazzle defenders and create opportunities for others.

Therefore, watching him limp out of the game with what is being reported as a recurrence of his calf injury; fills me with dread.

If that valued top four place, in the Premier League, is to be secured and if we are to claim the Europa League trophy, next Wednesday evening, we`ll have a far better chance of doing so with a fit Eden Hazard in the side.

Let`s hope the recurrence of the injury is nothing serious and that his substitution was merely precautionary.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday May 9 2013
Time: 4:38PM


I think it was a precaution, the expression on his face said it all, he was shocked to be substituted, he wanted to continue playing, he was enjoying himself. Rafa probably did not want to risk it. We will need him against Villa, Benfica & Everton. He makes us look scary.
09/05/2013 16:50:00
It was a minor niggle from a tackle. He should be alright.
09/05/2013 16:54:00
Rafa said after the game he may be fit 2 face villa.
09/05/2013 16:58:00
He should be given painkiller injection to play the next 3 matches.
09/05/2013 16:59:00
Eden is the ace in the hat for chelsea at the moment, because of his unpredictability and how difficult it is to defend against (and he rarely loses possession even in the tightest of situations)...we 're significantly more dangerous with him in the side...I hope he avoids injury while he is at chelsea because if he keeps playing like this, he'll be an absolute club hero by the time he is heard it here first :)
09/05/2013 17:00:00
He should be given painkiller injection to play the next 3 matches.
09/05/2013 17:00:00
What a first season Eden has had money well spent. We need him for the next big three games even though I didn't like to see him taken off I can understand why more important tasks lie ahead such as the EL final.
09/05/2013 17:21:00
More important than securing a top 3 spot and ensuring we DON'T have to "qualify" to get into the UCL group stages over what, a EL trophy? Rubbish.
09/05/2013 17:54:00
I am sure it's nothing serious and should be available for selectiont for Villa game. We need him now more that ever if we have to confirm our champions league participation next season.
09/05/2013 18:40:00
At his best he's one of the most dangerous players in the world with room still to improve. I'm guessing whatever injury spell he's going through isn't too serious considering what's been said about it. Hopefully he can last 3 more games then get a bit of a rest this summer to get healthy for his true coming-out party next season.
09/05/2013 18:47:00
I pray young eden is alright for our remaining games..after this season,he would only get better and better...
09/05/2013 19:03:00
All the more reason to keep KDB next season don't you think. When hazard is injured (god forbid it) or rested, we have no one of the same class. We need a bigger squad the lads started tiring towards the end of the game.
09/05/2013 19:08:00
Eden Hazard is most skillful player in the EPL
09/05/2013 19:17:00
Hazard is simply sensational.Nuff said..
09/05/2013 22:29:00
It's nothing serious, just a knock and "is expected against Aston Villa", according to Rafa.
The dope HGH
09/05/2013 22:31:00
We need to sort our pivot the moment we secure top 4 finish, a solid pivot behind mazacar and a CF would make us mighty unbeatable, a pressing chelsea side is more dangerous than dortmund while going forward, the difference is our finishing, while chelsea is lackadaisical in front of goal, dortmund is ruthless, we need to sort that out next season to be where we belong, and hazard would be fine for villa, I am confident we'll beat villa irrespective of how motivated they are. Oscar was phenomenal in the game against spurs, I hope the three amigos gets ample rest before coming back next season
09/05/2013 23:58:00
Get well quick Eden..hang in there for us. We need you as close to 100% as possible for these next 3 games and then hopefully you will have a restful summer holiday before the preseason begins. It is at times like this i am so glad we have a top class Sports Physician in Eva Carniero and her team to keep our boys in incredible shape despite the incredible rigors of a dangerously hectic fixture schedule and a woefully thin squad. Eva work your medical magic on the lad.
10/05/2013 01:42:00
Well put him on the bench with Mata,Oscar, Moses/Marin in the band of 3.
10/05/2013 13:07:00
we really look toothless without him. or can i say without any one of MAZACAR
10/05/2013 21:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Chelsea Articles

Injury Update Ahead Of West Ham

Antonio Conte is expecting John Terry back to face West Ham in the League Cup with the Chelsea boss offering up an update on Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic too.

Fabregas & Christensen Latest

Fabregas, following heavy AC Milan interest, is being linked with Fenerbahce now with Borussia Monchengladbach revealing an interest in keeping Chelsea loanee Christensen permanently.

Remaining Grounded

Chelsea's win against Manchester United on Saturday wasn't anymore (or less) sweet due to Mourinho being in charge but a certainty for Luiz is the Blues 'remain grounded' after it.

Vital View - League Cup, 25th-26th October

The 2016-17 League Cup continues with the latest round of matches this midweek, which will see us among those having a match with a fifth round place the aim of course.

Archived Vital Chelsea Articles

Vital Chelsea articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
Stan Wenners
no email
no email
no email
Dylan M
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Manchester United (h)?
Suggested By: merlin
Diego Costa1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 9 6 2 1 20 11
2 Arsenal 9 6 2 1 20 10
3 Liverpool 9 6 2 1 20 9
4 Chelsea 9 6 1 2 19 10
5 Spurs 9 5 4 0 19 9
6 Everton 9 4 3 2 15 5
7 Man Utd 9 4 2 3 14 1
8 Southampton 9 3 4 2 13 3
9 Watford 9 3 3 3 12 0
10 AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 12 0
11 Crystal Palace 9 3 2 4 11 0
12 Leicester City 9 3 2 4 11 -4
13 WBA 9 2 4 3 10 0
14 Burnley 9 3 1 5 10 -5
15 West Ham 9 3 1 5 10 -7
16 Stoke 9 2 3 4 9 -7
17 Middlesbrough 9 1 4 4 7 -4
18 Hull City 9 2 1 6 7 -14
19 Swansea 9 1 2 6 5 -7
20 Sunderland 9 0 2 7 2 -10
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Chelsea Results (view all)

Chelsea Fixtures (view all)

Oct 26 2016 7:45PM : West Ham United (a)
Capital One Cup
Oct 30 2016 4:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 5:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 20 2016 4:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 26 2016 5:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Michael Reid51
2.Kazuya Mishima49
Vital Football Comment