Struggling Chelsea winger backs under fire boss

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has backed under fire boss Jose Mourinho as the Blues struggle this season, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgian attacker has hailed the Portuguese as ‘the best coach in the world when it comes to dealing with pressure.’

Despite lifting the Premier League title only five months ago, the champions look unlikely to successfully defend their title as they currently lie in 16th position.

Losses to Manchester City, Everton, Crystal Palace and Southampton have plunged the West London outfit into disarray, with the Blues only picking up two wins in their opening seven games.

Former Lille winger Hazard and his teammates have underperformed thus far, with the 24-year old dropped for the Champions League 2-1 loss to FC Porto.

He has described the start of the campaign as ‘a difficult spell’ after failing to net a single goal in 10 appearances at club level.

His excellent form last year had seen him crowned as the PFA Player of the Year.

He did, however, net in a 4-1 win over Andorra as Belgium booked their place at next summer’s European Championships in France.

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