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Published: 14:58 | 18/3/16

Hazard out for up to a month


Belgium coach Marc Wilmots says Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard could be sidelined for up to four weeks with a hip injury.

Hazard missed Chelsea's FA Cup 2-0 quarter-final tie defeat to Everton at Goodison Park last Saturday, although Blues' boss Guus Hiddink insisted after the match that the injury was not too serious.

However, Wilmots says the PFA Footballer of the Year will not be available for Belgium's international friendly against Portugal on 29 March.

The 25-year-old limped off with hip and groin problems in the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain on 9 March, and his father Thierry says his son has been playing through the pain barrier for four months.

"I have told Hazard to have some rest - we are not too worried about him. He has a muscle injury. He'll be OK but he'll be out for three to four weeks," Wilmots said.

Chelsea will also be without Diego Costa for the Premier League London derby against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Spain striker is suspended after his red card against Everton last week, and Hiddink says the 27-year-old is unhappy at missing the clash against Slaven Bilic's high-fliers.

"His mood is… he desperately likes to play. He accepts he’s suspended and not happy with that," the Dutchman said.

Hiddink also confirmed in his pre-match press conference that on-loan Corinthians' striker Alexandre Pato will stay at the club until the end of the season, after the former AC Milan forward was linked with a return to Brazil earlier this week.

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