Hazard could be a doubt for Chelsea’s game at Burnley

Eden Hazard is nursing a back problem. [Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire]

Chelsea will assess a back injury Eden Hazard picked up against Manchester United.

Blues star Hazard was the victim of some crunching challenges in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

One in particular, from United’s Ashley Young, left him struggling during the second half of the match, although he did complete the full 90 minutes.

The problem does not appear to be overly serious but Hazard could be unavailable for Thursday’s Europa League game against BATE Borisov, which he would expect to be rested for in any case.

However, there are fears that Hazard could be a doubt for Sunday’s Premier League match at Burnley.

His absence at Turf Moor would be a blow for the Blues, who have been heavily reliant on Hazard. The Belgian has netted eight goals for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season.