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EPL: Hazard Missed Training, Doubtful for Burnley Clash
It seems the back injury that kept Eden Hazard out of the Europa League clash with BATE on Thursday is not leaving soon as the star man missed Friday’s training, putting him in doubt for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Burnley at Turf Moor.
The Belgium international recieved treatment at Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre on Friday as the rest of the squad either took part in a full training session or a recovery session, depending on their workload against BATE. Ethan Ampadu (knee) is the only other injury issue for the Blues.
Chelsea still managed to defeat BATE on the strength of a hat-trick from Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and could be forced to aim for their second straight win without Hazard’s services.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admitted prior to the match against BATE that Hazard’s status for Sunday’s game at Turf Moor was up in the air.
“[Thursday], he is out for sure. He has a back problem,” Sarri said. “We are trying to solve the problem for Sunday, it is not very easy.”