More bad luck for Chelsea. When it rains, it pours, as they say. And it's certainly pouring down at Selhurst Park today.
Eden Hazard was looking lively, alongside most of the rest of his teammates, early on against Crystal Palace. He even worked himself into a shooting position and he even took shot! Unfortunately, it was with that shot that the Chelsea winger appeared to hurt himself, perhaps pulling his groin or some other lower body muscle.
It appeared Hazard hadn't recovered from a groin problem he sustained taking a shot earlier in the game. #CFCLive— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 3, 2016
He was in clear discomfort and while he tried to carry on, he eventually was forced to signal for a change. He was replaced by Pedro, who, so far, has picked up where Hazard left off.
Pedro is on for Hazard with 15 minutes played. #CFCLive— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 3, 2016
Eden Hazard had just returned from the hip injury he suffered against Leicester City, deployed as a striker against Manchester United and now in his more preferred left wing position. Alas, now we have yet another obstacle to overcome this season.
Hopefully it's nothing major, though lower body muscle injuries tend to be annoying. Get well soon, Eden!