Chelsea morning news: Mourinho drops Hazard hint, refuses to answer question

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A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has implied that key midfielder Eden Hazard isn’t protected by Premier League referees.

The boss has suggested that the Belgian might leave the Premier League one day over the way he’s treated by match officials.

“The way, match after match, he’s being punished by opponents and he’s not being protected by referees, maybe one day we won’t have Eden Hazard,” said Mourinho.

Mourinho also refused to talk about Chelsea’s ‘campaign’ following the 5-3 defeat at the hands of Tottenham yesterday.

“That is a question I don't want to answer,” said the boss.

On loan Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand is keen on a permanent switch to Southampton.

Bertrand made the move to the Saints last summer after Chelsea sign Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid.

“Yeah definitely. I'm enjoying my football here so we will see what the future holds,” said the 25-year-old when asked if he’d want a permanent switch.

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