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Hazard plays down injury fears

9 April 2014 02:51

Eden Hazard says his substitution during Chelsea's triumphant UEFA Champions League display on Tuesday was strictly a precaution.

Hazard lasted just 18 minutes against Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge, with the Belgian star replaced by Andre Schurrle on a night that saw Chelsea defeat the French champions 2-0 to advance to the semi-finals on away goals.

Post-game, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed the 23-year-old had picked up a calf injury and would miss at least two weeks.

However, speaking to French TV channel Canal+, Hazard stressed the injury was not serious after feeling some discomfort during the warm-up.

"I had already felt some pain in my calf during the warming-up," said the PSG target, who was greeted by coach Laurent Blanc following his substitution.

"I didn't want to take a risk."

The injury puts him doubt for Premier League fixtures against Swansea and Sunderland as second-placed Chelsea seek to overhaul Liverpool's two-point lead atop of the table with five games remaining.

Hazard has been a standout performer Mourinho's men, scoring 14 goals in 33 league appearances this season.

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2 - 0

PSG

D L W W D
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
8 April 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
On aggregate
3 - 3
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
38080

Goals

A. Schürrle 32'
(assist by David Luiz) 
1 - 0
D. Ba 87'  
2 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
26
24
2 55'
4 82'
28
8 41'
22 24'
17
11
29
Coach: José Mourinho
# Player Bookings
30
26
13
17 79'
2
14
8
24 27'
29 52'
9 40'
22
Coach: L. Blanc

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14 32'
19 87'
9
3
12
23
33
# Player Bookings
4
27
5
1
7
21
23

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