Eden Hazard once again left the pitch early in a Belgium game, but his manager Roberto Martinez insists he will be fit for their World Cup opener.
The winger left the game against Costa Rica early, as he had done the previous week, but once again it was just a knock and according to Martinez he will be back and firing before long.
“He had a little bit of a dead leg… nothing to worry about”.
That’s good news for Belgium, but also good news for Chelsea fans, who will remember all too well this time a year ago when they got the news that he had broken his ankle on international duty.
It’s no surprise that the Belgium boss is being extra careful with his delicate star man. He has a squad full of sparky attackers, but none is quite so vital as captain Hazard, on whose shoulders the country’s World Cup hope fall squarest of all.
Roberto Martínez says that Eden Hazard is ‘fine’. He limped off with an injury.
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Chelsea youngster targeted by Euro Giants following an impressive season with 11 assists
Fenerbahce has begun preparations for the upcoming season following the election of Ali Koc.
The newly elected president swiftly appointed Damien Comolli as Fenerbahce’s director of football and have switched his attention to strengthening the Yellow Canaries’ squad.
A source close to Fenerbahce has revealed to Turkish-Football.com that the Istanbul giants are interested in signing Chelsea youngster Danilo Pantic.
The Serbia U21 international joined Chelsea from Partizan Belgrade back in 2015 but is yet to make a single senior appearance for the Blues.
Pantic has spent the last three years out on loan at Vitesse, Excelsior and Partizan.
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Per the source, Fenerbahce is planning major changes to their squad this summer and want to bring down the average age.
Pantic was in impressive form for Partizan this season during his loan spell. The 21-year-old provided 11 assists and scored five goals in 46 appearances for the Serbian side.
Chelsea may be more willing to sell Pantic this summer seeing that he has just 12 months remaining on his contract with the Blues.