Belgian missed out on clash against Scots.
Chelsea are facing a major injury scare after key midfield player Eden Hazard limped out of Belgium’s final training session ahead of their Fifa World Cup qualifier with Scotland at Hampden Park on Friday night, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The hugely skilful Belgium international has been suffering with an achilles’ tendon problem all week long, however, manager Marc Wilmots and the team medical staff had hoped that some rest and recuperation ahead of the tie in Glasgow would be enough to allow Hazard to recover and feature against the Scots.
However, the 22-year-old was only able to briefly take part in Belgium’s final training session on Friday, before being forced to leave the action wincing in pain and clutching his achilles, meaning he was then forced to sit out of the clash with Gordon Strachan’s men.
Meanwhile, Hazard’s injury will be of great concern to Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who considers the attacking midfield player to be one of his most important team members, with the Belgium having so far featured in four matches in total for the west London club this season, during which time the impish playmaker has registered one goal and one assist for the club.
And the self-styled ‘Special One’ will be loathed to be without Hazard for any period of time when the Premier League resumes next weekend.