Eden Hazard sends message to Chelsea fans about Michy Batshuayi

Eden Hazard has admitted that he is disappointed for Michy Batshuayi about his lack of playing time at Chelsea since his move last summer.

The 23-year-old striker joined the west London club from Marseille last July but has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge.

Batshuayi has also been used sparingly this season, after having only made one Premier League start for the Blues under Antonio Conte.

The Belgian forward did play a crucial role in helping Chelsea clinch the title last season though, as he netted the winner in the 1-0 victory at West Brom to win them the title.

However, Hazard admits that he wants to see his international team-mate given more playing time and a chance to prove himself with the west London club.

Hazard is quoted as saying by the Daily Star:

“I spoke with him about it this morning.

“He is 23 years old. If he wants to progress, he must play.”

The 26-year-old playmaker has not featured for Chelsea yet this season after suffering a broken ankle while on international duty with Belgium at the start of the summer.

Chelsea fans will be hoping to see Hazard back in action as soon as possible as the Blues look to challenge for both the Premier League and Champions League this season.

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Cascarino has a theory why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down Chelsea

Former Celtic striker Tony Cascarino has suggested in The Times why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool instead of Chelsea from Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool from Premier League rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

According to BBC Sport, the Reds had to pay the Gunners a transfer fee of £35 million in order to secure the services of the England international.

It has also been reported that the 24-year-old, who can operate as a winger or as a central midfielder, turned down Chelsea on Tuesday.

Former Celtic and Chelsea striker Cascarino, who now works as a pundit for talkSPORT, has a theory why the ex-Southampton man chose Liverpool ahead of the defending Premier League champions.

“Oxlade-Chamberlain is a direct player with blistering pace, who wants to drive forward,” Cascarino wrote in The Times. “He can’t defend.

“He can hassle and press, but I think he knows that his strength is not being out wide, where he is required to chase back.

“That’s why he turned down Chelsea; offensively, he is better than Victor Moses but he cannot defend like he does. He is simply not a natural at it.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain is a good and talented player, and at just 24 years of age, the Englishman is still very young.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a very good coach, and the England international can only improve under the German.

The Merseyside outfit have made a strong start to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign and will be aiming to challenge for the league title.

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