It really has been a tough time for Eden Hazard recently. After the Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid - in which a returning from injury Hazard struggled to cope with the attacking instincts of Atletico right-back Juanfran - he found himself called out by his own boss.
Chelsea gaffer Jose Mourinho criticised Hazard’s lack of defensive duty and questioned his work rate in a press conference after the game - sparking rumours of a potential rift between the pair.
But for all of Hazard’s faults he is also their main game changing player. He came on against Norwich City at the weekend and changed what was a drab affair into what should have been a Chelsea win. He also had a very good case for a penalty.
Now, with Chelsea assured of a top three finish barring a remarkable swing in goal difference their only wish is to give their fans a happy send off into the summer - as Eden Hazard has explained to the official Chelsea website.
It seems he has put aside his recent woe and took the time out to talk about their upcoming visit to Cardiff City, in which he stated:
“It's the last game at home for them [Cardiff] and they will want to win it for their fans. For us it's the same. We want to win for our fans and we want to end the season on a good note. I want to finish the season with three points with Chelsea and then I can start thinking about the World Cup.”
Hazard is of course off to Brazil, possibly with his brother Thorgan and other Chelsea colleagues such as Thibaut Courtois and Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian national team as they look to live up to their dark horse tag in South America.
After that Hazard seems likely to be back at Stamford Bridge doing what he does best - attacking - and making the fans happy on a weekly basis.