Chelsea’s Eden Hazard picked up an injury against Man United

Eden Hazard & Man United

Rumours are flying around on Monday morning that Chelsea star Eden Hazard is nursing an injury.

To be clear, Chelsea are yet to confirm that Hazard is significantly hurt.

Yet according to multiple sources, Hazard ended the Manchester United match last Saturday with a back problem.

It should be stressed that Hazard completed the 90 minutes against Jose Mourinho’s men.

Was Hazard hurt before the Man United match?

The Telegraph lay the blame for Hazard’s back problem at Man United’s door. Readers are told:

The Belgium forward was hurt by rough fouls in the first half at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Nemanja Matic and Ashley Young both picking up ­yellow cards.

Hazard required treatment following a challenge from Young during the opening period and subsequently suffered pain in his back.

However that narrative is challenged on social media.

Was Hazard hurt even before the Man United game began?

Chelsea vs BATE Borisov

The upshot of the Hazard injury report is that the Belgian is unlikely to play any part in Chelsea’s match against BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the Europa League.

Of course, Maurizio Sarri has been rotating his Chelsea side for European matches this season.

Next weekend Chelsea travel to Burnley in the Premier League.

Also see: Who is the mole? Jose Mourinho fuming after Man United leak before Chelsea.

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