Chelsea injury news: Maurizio Sarri reveals he will speak to doctor about Eden Hazard

CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted he will need to speak to the club doctor about Eden Hazard.

The Belgian was in fine form at the weekend, netting a hat-trick in the 4-1 win against Cardiff.

That maintained the unbeaten start in the Premier League for the Blues which now extends to five matches.

But Sarri has admitted he could drop Hazard for the clash with PAOK Salonika in the Europa League on Thursday.

And the Italian also gave an update on Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek after he missed the match with Cardiff.

Sarri told the club’s website: “Loftus-Cheek has a little problem with his right tibia so on Saturday he wasn’t able to play.

“I hope he can recover in the next two or three days and maybe there is an opportunity that I can give him a chance.

“I don’t know now because I want to have a very clear picture of the situation, who are the players who need to rest or not.

“I don’t know about Hazard.

“I want to speak with him and I want to speak to the doctor and then I will decide.

“Of course either Hazard or Pedro will rest on Thursday.”

Sarri also opened up on whether he sees Olivier Giroud or Alvaro Morata as his first-choice striker.

“On Saturday Oliver played very well,” he explained.

“Without scoring but he was very useful for his team-mates.

“In the last two weeks I have seen four matches of Cardiff and four matches of PAOK Salonika [our next opponents] and I thought Giroud was more suitable for the Cardiff match and Morata for the other.

“So I don’t know who will be the striker of the future but I think both because we have to play 60 matches.

“In characteristics they are different and it depends on the kind of match.”