Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted that he is nowhere near his best following a slow start to the Premier League season, according to reports from talkSPORT.
Hazard had a stand-out campaign for the Blues last term, helping the club to the English title and was awarded the PFA and FWA Player of the Year for his performances.
However, the Belgium international and his teammates have been unable to continue their form from last season, which has seen Jose Mourinho’s men collect only four points in their opening four games.
And Hazard, who scored 14 goals the previous term, has yet to get on the scoresheet, and he knows that he needs to improve his individual displays as well as the team’s because they have been nowhere near good enough.
“It’s obvious. You don’t need to know too much about football to compare what I did last season and what I did this season. I’m not as good,” he said for French publication L’Equipe.
“It’s more of a collective problem than an individual one. We’re professionals. We knew this season was going to be more difficult…but within the squad we have the quality to bounce back.
“Individually and collectively, we’re not up to scratch. Starting with me.”
The Blues have just come off a 2-1 shock loss to Crystal Palace last weekend, and will hope to turn this around when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton after the international break.