Jose Mourinho: Eden Hazard has had a good season for Chelsea

Jose Mourinho insists that he is happy with Eden Hazard's development at Chelsea this season

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho insists that he is happy with Eden Hazard’s improvement at Chelsea this season and believes there is plenty more to come from the playmaker.

Mourinho questioned the Belgian’s commitment to Chelsea on Friday after Hazard’s comments in the wake of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final defeat by Atletico Madrid.

He’s a young guy and his evolution is fine

Jose Mourinho

However, the Chelsea boss has moved to play down any suggestion of a rift with the PFA player of the year by declaring himself satisfied with his progress.

“He had a good season, an improvement,” said Mourinho of Hazard. “He was brought to a different level of performance and understanding of the game.

“For example, his performance at Manchester City was very complete. He’s a young guy and his evolution is fine.

“Does he still make mistakes? Of course he does. It was the first time in his life he played a Champions League semi-final, it’s a career that is only starting.

“When everybody thinks about players of the season people normally go to the creative ones and strikers. I look to Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, they had an amazing season.”

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