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Hazard no longer ‘untouchable’

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Eden Hazard celebrates a goal for Chelsea in a past match. He missed collecting his award for a date with the dentist on Thursday night.

Eden Hazard celebrates a goal for Chelsea in a past match. He missed collecting his award for a date with the dentist on Thursday night.

LONDON, October 12- Chelsea winger Eden Hazard insists he is no longer an ‘untouchable’ member of the squad following their poor start to the season.

The defending Premier League champions have already suffered four defeats in their first nine matches of the new campaign and currently sit 16th place in the table, 10 points behind table-toppers Manchester City.

Hazard was the PFA Player of the Year as the Blues romped to the title but after being left out of the starting XI in the Champions League defeat to FC Porto last week, the Belgian star admits he is no longer a shoe in to start for Jose Mourinho’s side.

“It is true that I am no longer untouchable,” the former Lille man told the Evening Standard.

“You can be untouchable when you are playing well, but that has not been the case this season. I was even benched against Porto. I think the coach wanted to send out a message by dropping me.

“I do not read everything that he says and everything that is being written about him, but I am not worried too much for him.”

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