Maurizio Sarri reveals why Eden Hazard has been left out of Chelsea's Europa League opener

The Belgian has been very impressive this season

Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and is one of the club’s undisputed stars. He is considered as one of the best players in the world after performing at the highest level over the past few seasons.

The Belgium International has scored 103 goals for the English side in 305 appearances. He has claimed two Premier League titles during his time in west London, along with FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League triumphs.

Despite Blue’s struggle last season, the winger featured regularly for them and managed to score 17 goals in all competitions. He was very influential against Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup as he scored the winner in the 1-0 win, helping the team to grab their 8th FA Cup title.

The 27 year old has featured in all the Premier League fixtures so far this season, scoring 5 goals and providing 2 assists. He scored a hat-trick against Cardiff City on Saturday, maintaining the club’s 100 percent record and are now on top of the table.

However, Hazard was left out of the squad for Chhelsea’s Europa League opener against PAOK and Sarri has revealed that he requested to be rested for the upcoming match.

‘He told me that after the national team and after the match against Cardiff he was a little bit tired,’ the 59 year old confirmed as quoted by Daily Mail. ‘I thought it was better to stay in Cobham, to have training and to rest.’

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