Blow for Chelsea ahead of big London Derby

Chelsea star Eden Hazard  a doubt ahead of the Boxing Day clash with fourth placed West Ham United, Daily Star reports.

The 23-year-old winger limped off after being on the receiving end of a hard tackle in the final moments of the 2-0 victory over Stoke City, eventually asking to be taken off.

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Despite picking up all three points and topping the Premier League table over Christmas, Jose Mourinho revealed a certain challenge by Phil Bardsley should have seen him sent off in what was a very physical match.

“From my position and in a flash, it looks for me a red card, but I don’t know,” he said.

“What I know is that if it was a bad tackle, it was the only one. The game was clean, it was good. The game was aggressive but it was good. The referee kept the game under control and the players were fair.

“There were good fights, physicality, lots of duels but the game was clean and if it was a red card it was an isolated action.”