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Hazard ruled out of UEFA Europa League final

Published: Tuesday 14 May 2013, 20.00CET
Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard, who injured a hamstring at the weekend, will miss the final against SL Benfica, while a decision on John Terry's fitness will be made on Wednesday.
Hazard ruled out of UEFA Europa League final
Eden Hazard leaves the field at Villa Park on Saturday ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 14 May 2013, 20.00CET

Hazard ruled out of UEFA Europa League final

Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard, who injured a hamstring at the weekend, will miss the final against SL Benfica, while a decision on John Terry's fitness will be made on Wednesday.

Chelsea FC manager Rafael Benítez has confirmed that playmaker Eden Hazard is out of Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final, but hope remains that John Terry will be fit to face SL Benfica at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Hazard has not recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered in the Blues' 2-1 Premier League victory at Aston Villa FC on Saturday, when centre-back Terry was carried off in the 74th minute with an ankle problem.

Speaking at the pre-final press conference, Benítez said: "Hazard will not be available; John, we'll have to see how he feels tomorrow. It's not the best injury, but we'll have a look today and decide after."

Last updated: 14/05/13 20.55CET

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