Eden Hazard among four Chelsea stars who could leave club – report

Eden Hazard could be set to leave Chelsea in the summer along with three other key players, according to reports

Eden Hazard is among four Chelsea players who could be on their way out of Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

The Blues have struggled to find consistent form this season and are currently languishing just four points above the relegation zone after a disastrous start to their Premier League title defence.

With Chelsea looking increasingly likely to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League, there has been plenty of speculation about some of the west London club’s star players.

The Blues are worried that the likes of Hazard, Oscar, Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa could be set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, according to The Sun.

The newspaper quotes a Chelsea source as saying: “Yes, they’re tied into deals but those contracts won’t stop rivals moving in at the end of the season.

“And they won’t stop our players considering their futures either. Contracts don’t count for a lot these days.”

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Hazard – like many of his Chelsea colleagues – has struggled to produce the consistent impressive form which won him the PFA player of the year award last season and helped inspire the Blues to a League Cup and Premier League double under Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian playmaker is facing a race against the clock to be fit for Sunday’s crunch Premier League clash at Arsenal after struggling with a groin injury in recent weeks.

Chelsea head into the game at The Emirates in 14th place in the Premier League table and a staggering 19 points behind Arsene Wenger’s pace-setters.

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