PSG star wary of threat posed by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard
David Luis is wary of the threat posed by Eden Hazard ahead of Chelsea's Champions League clash with PSG
David Luiz admits that he is hoping that Eden Hazard will have an off-day when Chelsea take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this week.
The Blues take on the Ligue 1 outfit in the French capital in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Tuesday night as Jose Mourinho’s men look to book their place in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition.
Luiz played alongside Hazard during his time at Stamford Bridge before his £50m transfer to PSG from Chelsea last summer.
And the Brazilian defender has warned his team-mates that they will have their work cut out in trying to keep the Belgian playmaker quiet at Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.
Luiz told Telefoot: “Chelsea are more balanced than last year, they also have a Hazard who has been very special this year.
“I hope he won’t be having a good day against us, maybe I even hope that he has a bad day against us because he is a player who can decide which way the game goes.
“I don’t think so, at this level it is 50-50. Before the game everyone can say anything. It is like that. But it is on the pitch that you have to prove it.”
Hazard signed a new five-and-a-half year contract with Chelsea last week as he committed his future to the west London club. He has scored nine goals and made five assists in the Premier League this season.