Soccer – Hazard handled with care


Head coach Guus Hiddink says he will remain cautious about the usage of fit-again Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.

The Belgium international came on as a second-half substitute in the goalless draw at Watford on Wednesday evening, having lasted 64 minutes of the 5-1 weekend FA Cup victory at MK Dons.
And Hiddink has vowed not to rush Hazard into playing too big a part for his side, with the talented winger having endured a number of injury problems this season.
Speaking after the Premier League stalemate with the Hornets at Vicarage Road, Hiddink told his club’s official website: “He is coming back from a difficult time with two injuries and we are being careful with him, as we have a lot of games coming up now.
“I am happy with the way he played when he came on. The judgement is when to bring him on.
“For himself it is good to go step-by-step and we have a lot of games coming up when we need all the players.”
The Blues are back in action on Sunday when they welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues 21/20 with Bet365 to secure a victory.