Eden Hazard reveals advice from Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has been in regular contact with Didier Drogba this season

Eden Hazard has revealed that Didier Drogba has been offering him advice this season following Chelsea’s difficult campaign.

The Belgian playmaker has struggled to find consistent form for the west London club following his sparkling season last term.

Hazard helped Chelsea win the Premier League and League Cup under Jose Mourinho and was voted the PFA player of the year.

However, the 25-year-old has failed to live up to those standards this season as the Blues have struggled to produce consistent performances.

Chelsea’s disastrous start to their title defence led to Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December, with Guus Hiddink placed in temporary charge until the end of the season.

And Hazard has revealed that he has been regularly in contact with Drogba in recent weeks during his difficult period.

Hazard told the Guardian: “He [Drogba] has always backed me.

“I’m not sure whether he’d ever experienced periods like that in his career, but I’ve always considered him a bit like a big brother.

“He’s there for me, whether it’s a text message or a phone call, and he’s helped raise my spirits. But I’ve never doubted myself.”

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Hazard will be hoping to feature when Chelsea host Manchester United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

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