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Eden Hazard Missed Training Because He Forgot Passport

Eden Hazard missed Chelsea training on Monday because he forgot his passport on his way back from France.

The £32million Blues winger was dropped for the club’s Champions League win over Schalke on Wednesday night.

Boss Jose Mourinho confirmed he had disciplined the 22-year-old for not making training after a trip to see his old team-mates back in Lille.

MirrorFootball now understands Hazard DID get to the Eurostar in time, but had to dash back to where he had been staying because he had forgotten his passport.

In doing so, he missed his scheduled train back to London and eventually turned up at the club’s Cobham HQ after lunch.

Team-mate Gary Cahill insisted Mourinho’s man-management skills will ensure that the player will remain onside despite being disciplined.

Chelsea – who host West Brom on Saturday – are bidding to bounce back from their Premier League defeat at Newcastle last weekend.

Cahill said: “They had their chat one-to-one and the situation is dealt with.

“Eden Hazard is a terrific player and we obviously need him in the squad and available, so of course we look forward to having him back.

“I think the manager makes decisions and he does not have to explain every single one. But the camp is a happy one – especially when we are winning games.

“And the fact that players know exactly where they stand but there are no long-term grudges. I suppose you could say that is what people talk about as the Mourinho effect.”

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