Eden Hazard advises Kevin De Bruyne to leave Chelsea | inside World Soccer

Eden Hazard has urged Chelsea and Belgium teammate Kevin De Bruyne to seek a move away from Stamford Bridge if he wants to enjoy a successful World Cup.

Kevin De Bruyne has struggled to make the first team at Chelsea this season
Kevin De Bruyne has struggled to make the first team at Chelsea this season

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De Bruyne, who joined Chelsea from Genk in 2012 for £7 million, spent last season on loan at Werder Bremen, but rejected the chance to make another loan move at the start of this campaign.

Although he started the season in José Mourinho's line-up, the 22-year-old has since fallen down the pecking order.

Belgium coach Mark Wilmots had expressed his concern over De Bruyne's lack of game time and suggested a move away from Chelsea could prove beneficial, with Hazard having echoed those sentiments.

Hazard told Het Nieuwsblad: "If he does not play, it is better for him to leave.

"Playing a World Cup after having not played for a year... is very difficult.

"If we want to get the best from Kevin in the future it is better that he leaves. But he's a big boy. He must make his own choices."


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