Hiddink says he’ll leave Chelsea, not Hazard; Miazga “close” to debut

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Guus Hiddink doesn’t have the desire to stay at Chelsea beyond this season, but says Eden Hazard will remain at Stamford Bridge into the future.

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To say Hazard has struggled this season is an understatement. Last year’s Premier League Player of the Season scored 14 PL goals last season, 14 more than he has through 20 matches this year.

From ChelseaFC.com:

“I hope he will step up as soon as possible. I remember he had a sprint on our right-hand side (on Tuesday), that’s the old Hazard and what we want to see. He can show more and he’s aware of that, it’s up to him to step up.

“He’s very keen to be here, he’s extended his contract, he’s happy here and his family is happy here. We will encourage him and talk to him about his performances as we do with all the team.”

John Terry will miss Chelsea’s FA Cup match with Manchester City, and newly-minuted Blues and USMNT center back Matt Miazga is inching closer to full fitness:

“Miazga is close,” said the manager. “We are doing some tests but he should be fit. What will the weekend bring? It’s too early to say.”

The ex-Red Bulls defender was on the bench for Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League first leg with PSG this week, and has yet to appear for the Blues.

Hiddink said his arrangement to guide the Blues through this season will not go any further than originally planned.