Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has declared he will treat every player at Stamford Bridge the same regardless of their meganess.
The 69-year-old Dutchman’s comments follow questions thrown at him during today’s pre-match press conference on how he will return Blues playmaker Eden Hazard to the form that won the 25-year-old Belgian the PFA award last season.
Hiddink gave a cheeky response he is not Hazard’s mother and he can’t give him the preferential treatment of a son even as he tries to get the best out of him.
Hazard has been training alone in his recovery with a reluctance to rush his progress after two successive injuries.
“I’m not his mother!,” the interim boss joked.
“They get proper attention and it’s all an individual approach. One needs a lash, another one needs an arm. It’s individual. Another one needs to be pinched a bit. It’s different.
“But we will give him the time to come back to the level where he can play.”
Hazard will not be ready to face West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night in the Barclays Premier League as Chelsea ease him back into action after his groin problem.