Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has admitted that he is currently struggling to replicate the form that saw him win the PFA player of the year award last season.
The Belgian international was the Blues’ 2nd highest goal scorer behind Diego Costa last season, but is yet to register a single goal in 11 games this season.
The Belgian’s drop in form coincides with the Blues poor start to the season which sees them sit 16th place on the log table, 10 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Hazard was left out of his team’s starting xi in the Champions League match against Porto and the winger has admitted in an interview that he can’t explain why he hasn’t been up to his standards, saying:
“This is the first time in my career that I have had such a difficult spell.
“I can`t really explain it. All I know is that I will need to work hard in order to bounce back.
“At Chelsea we have concerns, both as a team and individually.
“We all thought our recent win against Arsenal would give us lift-off but instead we fell straight back into our bad ways.
“I was left on the bench against Porto in the Champions League and I am no longer immune to being left out.
“You can only be untouchable when you play well and that has not been the case with me.
“And I think the manager wanted to send me a message by making me a substitute for that game.”
The Belgian who is currently with his national side for the 2016 European championship qualifiers, netted in Belgium’s 4-1 win over Andorra last night and will be looking to get his season started when he returns to London after the international break.Follow Football News Arena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from across the major Leagues in Europe and around the World.