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Hazard injury ‘not serious’


HAZARD-SWANSEALONDON, England, March 6- Chelsea winger Eden Hazard insists that the injury he picked up on international duty is not serious and believes he will be fit for action this weekend.

The 23-year-old sustained a knock to his ankle in Belgium’s 2-2 draw with Ivory Coast on Wednesday, casting his involvement in the Blues’ clash with Tottenham at the weekend in doubt.

Hazard came on as a substitute just after the hour mark and was caught by Cheick Tiote just after his introduction, but managed to play on and complete the game.

“It hurt, but I think I can play this weekend,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws.

“After 20 seconds I got a kick. A nice welcome, but I’m not worried about the injury.”

Hazard has been in terrific form this season and has been a key figure in Chelsea’s charge to the top of the table, but he admits he does not want to burn himself out.

“I’m not that tired. In the first half against Fulham I felt it a bit, but in the second I found my flow back,” he added.

“I don’t need that much rest, I’m at my best when I can play a lot of games. But I’ve to be careful that I don’t burn myself.

“I’m in super form. Something you see in the stats and in my consistency. I see similarities with my last season in Lille.”

-TEAMtalk Media