Jose Mourinho almost starting laughing today after he was asked about Eden Hazard's dental problems.
The Portuguese manager answered questions ahead of Sunday's final game of the season against Sunderland at a London press conference, held sometime before two thirty.
Mourinho admits he may be without PFA and FWA Player of the Year, Hazard, who missed the Football Writers' dinner on Thursday after undergoing emergency surgery to remove his wisdom teeth.
Footballer of the Year Eden Hazard has had emergency dental surgery and will be unable to collect his award in person tonight.
Football Writers' Player of The Year Eden Hazard will not be able to collect his award after undergoing emergency dental surgery.
The Chelsea winger was due to pick up his gong at a glitzy dinner in London tonight, and will now collect his prize at Chelsea's final Premier League game of the season this weekend.
It's believed that Hazard has been forced to have three wisdom teeth removed and is unlikely to feature in Sunday's match against Sunderland.
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Eden Hazard was thrilled to rise to the occasion and live up to his pre-match billing as Chelsea's match-winner against Manchester United.
The Belgium playmaker's first-half goal - his 18th of the season - earned the Blues a 1-0 win which took Jose Mourinho's men 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League and within reach of the title.
Hazard told Chelsea TV:
Every game I try to do one good moment. This is my job. I like my job. I try to give pleasure to the fans when they come to the stadium. I did very well.
It's very difficult, but in one moment you need something special with a special player like me, or Oscar, Didier (Drogba), Willian. This is why we play football, to play this kind of game and to score against this kind of team.
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Eden Hazard has asked Jose Mourinho to get his friend to design a pair of shin pads that protect his calves as well as his shins.
Mourinho urged referees to give Hazard, who is one of England's most fouled players, more protection last week and speaking to the Telegraph yesterday, he revealed that his Belgian star has asked for better shin pads.
Eden told me to speak with my friends who make the carbon shin pads. I am not joking. He told me to speak with them because I am friends with the guy, to try to make it also for the back [of his calves]. Like a horse, when the horses do the jumping – in front and behind. Because now he gets [kicked] behind.
Eden Hazard has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club have announced.
The Belgian has scored 32 Premier League goals in 94 matches since joining the Blues, and told Chelsea's official website:
I am very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. Since I came here in 2012 I have always felt good and the club has been very supportive to me.
The manager has helped me improve a lot, the fans have been fantastic and I have an amazing understanding with my team-mates.
I always try to give pleasure to the supporters with my style of play and it is nice to know they appreciate my work.
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