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Published: 14:37 | 19/2/16

Hiddink reveals Hazard talks


Guus Hiddink has held talks with Eden Hazard regarding his poor form this season.

Hazard was named Player Of The Year as the Blues won the Premier League title last season, but he has suffered a dramatic drop in form this year with just one goal.

He has come under fire from fans and the press for his slump and ahead of the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain he admitted he would find it hard to turn down a move to the French champions.

Hiddink addressed Hazard's form during his weekly press conference and revealed he has spoken to the player in the hope he can step up a level.

"Every now and then we have small conversations and how he must step up to the next level. That is what his wish is," Hiddink said.

“I hope he will step up as soon as possible. Sometimes and we have seen in the last few games what he has been able to do.

“Once he had a sprint on our right-hand side and that was the real Hazard and we want to see that more frequently.

“He has shown once, but he can show it more. He is aware of that himself – it’s up to him to step up.”

Hazard's contract at Stamford Bridge runs until 2020 and Hiddink is confident he is not contemplating a move away from the Premier League champions.

"He is very keen to be here, he extended his contract. He is happy here. His family are happy here. There is no sign from his side that he is eager to go. Of course we don’t want to bring much attention to this, but he wants to step up as well," the manager said.

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