• Chelsea forward wants referees to clamp down on team fouls
•‘Everywhere it is the same for me,’ says Hazard
Eden Hazard has made the frank admission the aggressive treatment that he is often subjected by his markers is starting to take its toll on his body.
The Chelsea forward, who made his first start in almost three weeks when playing a little over an hour in Thursday’s Europa League win at Bate Borisov, has been fouled on average once every 24 minutes in the Premier League this season, 28 times altogether. While there have been more fouls on Wilfried Zaha (32), Will Hughes and James Maddison (both 29), that trio have all played considerably more minutes than Hazard’s 693 in the top flight.