Hazard not selected in Chelsea squad for Sunderland clash
By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes
Eden Hazard has not been named in the Chelsea squad that faces Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.
The Belgian is left out of the matchday 18 after limping out of Monday’s 2-1 defeat at Leicester with what appeared to be a dead leg.
Guus Hiddink was named the interim Chelsea manager by the club earlier on Saturday afternoon and the Dutchman will watch the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge from the stands.
But Hiddink’s No2 Steve Holland, who had been part of the Chelsea backroom staff for six years, has selected the team that faces the Black Cats.
He makes two changes from the side that lost at Leicester, with Hazard and Ramires replaced by Pedro and Cesc Fabregas, who had been dropped for the Blues’ two previous matches.
Chelsea team: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic: Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa.