Eden Hazard: Jose Mourinho told me I need to score more for Chelsea

Eden Hazard reveals that Jose Mourinho is expecting him to score more often for Chelsea

Eden Hazard has revealed that Jose Mourinho has told the playmaker that he needs to score more often for Chelsea.

The Belgium international has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season and has helped Mourinho’s men build a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

The 24-year-old has netted five goals and made nine assists in 25 top-flight games this season for the Blues. He also scored twice in the Champions League group stage.

However, Hazard says that Mourinho is expecting him to find the net more often for the west London club in the latter stages of the campaign.

“Jose Mourinho would like for me to score more,” Hazard is quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

“Us forwards need to score and to pass. But I think I compensate for that given how many chances I create.

“I’m fouled a lot, there are a lot of free-kicks and penalties that I win. But he’d like me to score more, like those great players [Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo] who score two or three times each game.”

He added: “What strikes me the most is that Mourinho leaves us to it. He doesn’t put much pressure on us, he takes it on him and he lets us play.”

Hazard signed a new five-and-a-half year contract with Chelsea last week as he committed his future to the Stamford Bridge outfit.

MORE: Read the latest Chelsea player tweets

He will be expecting to feature when the Blues travel to Paris Saint-Germain for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday night.

Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
‘Just too good’: Alan Shearer heaps praise on Chelsea FC trio
Paul Merson
Paul Merson: Harry Kane would be 'perfect' for Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v FC Porto
Roy Keane
Roy Keane raves about ‘outstanding’ Man United star after Tottenham showing
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves makes claim about Christian Pulisic at Chelsea FC
Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
‘Just too good’: Alan Shearer heaps praise on Chelsea FC trio
Paul Merson
Paul Merson: Harry Kane would be 'perfect' for Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v FC Porto
Roy Keane
Roy Keane raves about ‘outstanding’ Man United star after Tottenham showing
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves makes claim about Christian Pulisic at Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature