Johnny Giles: Why Eden Hazard is Chelsea’s cancer

Johnny Giles slams Chelsea forward Eden Hazard

Johnny Giles has branded Eden Hazard as Chelsea’s cancer after Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Belgium international struggled to have a telling impact on the second leg of Chelsea’s last-16 clash at Stamford Bridge as Hazard faced his potential suitors.

PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot broke the deadlock before Spain international Diego Costa levelled for the hosts ahead of the break.

The reigning PFA player of the year was caught on camera swapping shirts with Di Maria as the players headed for the changing rooms at Stamford Bridge.

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a second-half winner to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory for the Ligue 1 champions.

Hazard was criticised for the shirt-swapping incident as the Chelsea star continues his long wait for a first domestic goal of the season.

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Giles says Chelsea need to sell Hazard in the summer transfer window.

“He swapped shirts at half-time and he must know what he is doing,” Giles told Newstalk.

“He went off injured. It didn’t look like much of an injury.

“It looks like he is ready to go to PSG.

“It is a cancer in itself in one player. He has to go.

“Hazard hasn’t played this season.”

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Chelsea make the trip to Everton in the FA Cup last eight on Saturday afternoon.

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