Stan Collymore hits out at Eden Hazard over Chelsea form
Stan Collymore was less than impressed by Eden Hazard's slump in form last season for Chelsea
Stan Collymore has hit out at Eden Hazard for failing to deliver for Chelsea last season as the Blues struggled to produce consistent performances in the Premier League.
The Belgian playmaker, like many of his team-mates, failed to produce consistent performances for the west London side as they slumped to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League.
Chelsea’s disastrous start to last season eventually led to Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December 2015 before Guus Hiddink was placed in temporary charge until the end of the campaign.
The west London side have been in superb form so far this season under new boss Antonio Conte and are currently the heavy favourites to win the Premier League title this season.
Chelsea are currently eight points clear at the top of the table, and Hazard has already scored 10 goals and made three assists in the Premier League so far this term.
However, Collymore was less than impressed by Hazard’s slump in form last term.
Writing in his column for The Daily Mirror, Collymore said: “Take Eden Hazard for example: he was going to be the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo two years ago.
“But he got a little bit of criticism from Jose Mourinho so he chucked it in.
“No loyalty to Mourinho for helping make him a champion, or to Chelsea’s fans — he was happy to go missing and to hell with the consequences.
“He’s not alone, either — it’s the way of the modern game and I don’t think there are many players in the Premier League, save for the few who play for the clubs they grew up supporting, or who have been with their clubs for five or six years already, who would know anything about loyalty.”