Chelsea were hit with the news that young star was forced out of training on Tuesday afternoon with an apparent Achillies problem.
The forward had told his national team doctors that he had been struggling with some pain for the past two to three weeks. The national team set him on some running training but after an initial assessment decided that he should pull out of the rest of training. Belgium officials to still expect him to play some aprt in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Friday but are being very careful with the injury.
Belgium currently sit top of their group and are in a very good position to qualify for Rio next summer so it is unlikely that Belgium would take a big risk on Hazard as a serious achilles tear would end the stars season.
Alongside this Mourinho has said that youngsters Victor Moses and Romelu Lukaku are still in his long term plans depsite them both going out on loan for the season. Moses has left for Anfield whilst Lukaku has moved to West Brom.
‘I think its time for everyone to stop thinking about selling and buying players,’ the Blues boss told Chelsea TV.’
‘There are always little things to do on the last day, people to leave. We have to think about the club but we also have to think about what is best for the players individually.’
‘We decided Moses and Lukaku – two players we were more than happy to keep – that it’s better for the club and the future of the players if they go on loan.’
‘With Lukaku, we have Fernando, Eto’o and Demba. Of course he would get playing time, but it’s the choice of playing basically every weekend.’
‘He had lots of clubs and options, and we have to respect his decision.’
James Moss – @JMoss_13