Jose Mourinho opens up about Eden Hazard’s Chelsea FC exit
Jose Mourinho has his say on Chelsea FC's loss to Man United and the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea FC still have plenty of room for improvement despite Eden Hazard’s exit to Real Madrid this summer.
The Blues suffered a disappointing 4-0 loss to Manchester United in their opening game of the season on Sunday afternoon as Frank Lampard’s reign in charge of Chelsea FC ended in a heavy defeat.
Chelsea FC were not able to sign any new players in the summer transfer window due to their ban from Fifa, although they did tie up pre-arranged deals for Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic.
Hazard was widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest players and the Blues must now get used to life without the Belgian playmaker.
Mourinho believes that Hazard is basically irreplaceable, but he pointed to a host of key stars on the Chelsea FC bench as positives for Lampard’s men.
Speaking while on punditry duty for Sky Sports on Sunday, Mourinho said: “Eden Hazard is irreplaceable.
“To try to be more positive than we are in this moment, we look to the bench. Marcos Alonso is on the bench, N’Golo Kante is on the bench, Willian is not even on the bench. Chelsea still have the players to make this team better and more competitive.
“Eden Hazard is special. He was twice the Premier League player of the year and twice he won the competition – there is a relation between that level of performance.”
Chelsea FC do not have long to dust themselves down as they prepare for their crunch clash against Liverpool FC in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday night.
The Blues are aiming to try and maintain their place in the top four this season after they finished third and won the Europa League under Maurizio Sarri last term.