• Chelsea star Courtois accused of being a traitor in Belgium’s dressing room

    Chelsea star Courtois accused of being a traitor in Belgium’s dressing room

    Belgium’s former head coach Marc Wilmots has suggested that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was leaking team information during Euro 2016.

    Wilmots was sacked after the tournament as Belgium were dumped out at the quarter-final stage by Wales.

    Courtois was critical of Wilmots’ tactics during the competition and was involved in a bust-up with the 47-year-old in the dressing room following the defeat to Chris Coleman’s side.

    And when asked about rumours that Belgium’s team line-ups were being leaked by Courtois to his father, […]

  • Gnabry: Eden Hazard an example to follow

    Gnabry: Eden Hazard an example to follow

    The former Arsenal attacker admits that he looks up to a man who was once a rival in London and says he regularly checks him out on YouTube.

    Werder Bremen star Serge Gnabry has revealed he tries to model his game on Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard.

    Gnabry has been one of the revelations of the Bundesliga following his move from Arsenal to Werder and netted a hat-trick on his Germany debut last week.

    The 21-year-old is eager to learn from his colleagues, while […]

  • Belgium coach has played down Hazard injury fear

    Belgium coach has played down Hazard injury fear

    Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has played down fears of an injury to Eden Hazard after the Chelsea winger limped out of the closing stages of Sunday’s 8-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Estonia.

    Hazard, who captained the side in the absence of the injured Vincent Kompany, scored to take his tally to 10 goals in 18 appearances for club and country this season.

    He left the pitch in apparent discomfort after 73 minutes and was replaced by Everton’s Kevin Mirallas.

    But Martinez told […]

  • Hazard gives Chelsea injury scare after being forced off for Belgium

    Hazard gives Chelsea injury scare after being forced off for Belgium

    The Belgium international has added to Antonio Conte’s injury concerns after he signalled he was unable to continue and was substituted late on in their World Cup qualifier.

    Eden Hazard has given Chelsea an injury scare after being forced off late on during Belgium’s 8-1 World Cup qualifying win over Estonia.

    The forward was on target for Roberto Martinez’s side in Brussels but was replaced 73 minutes in after picking up a knock and signalling to the bench he was unable to […]

  • Belgium 8-1 Estonia: Eden Hazard scores but leaves field injured as Roberto Martinez’s side run riot

    Belgium 8-1 Estonia: Eden Hazard scores but leaves field injured as Roberto Martinez’s side run riot

    Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium destroyed Estonia 8-1 to seize top spot outright in World Cup Group H qualifying on Sunday.

    Coach Roberto Martinez’s men also struck through Thomas Meunier, Eden Hazard, Yannick Carrasco and an own goal from Ragnar Klavan, with the first three coming inside the opening 25 minutes.

    Estonia replied just before the half-hour through Henri Anier but it was a lonely highlight for the Baltic nation who are second from bottom with three points.

    MATCH […]

  • I won’t be like Terry as Belgium captain- Hazard

    I won’t be like Terry as Belgium captain- Hazard

    The Chelsea forward looks set to be his country’s skipper for the foreseeable future, but he insists he will lead differently to his club team-mate.

    Belgium captain Eden Hazard insists his leadership style is different to that of Chelsea skipper John Terry’s.

    Hazard was given the armband ahead of Euro 2016 due to Vincent Kompany’s injury absence and the Chelsea star will remain in that role for the foreseeable future.

    Kompany has been back in contention this season, but he has continued to […]

  • Thibaut Courtois gives Chelsea fans positive update on gruesome eye injury

    Thibaut Courtois gives Chelsea fans positive update on gruesome eye injury

    Thibaut Courtois has informed Chelsea supporters that ‘everything’s OK’ with his eye after pictures circulated of the goalkeeper on Wednesday.

    The Blues shot-stopper found himself on the bench during Belgium’s 1-1 draw with the Netherlands, as Liverpool ace Simon Mignolet started the friendly at the Amsterdam Arena.

    In the middle of the match, television cameras filmed a glum-looking Courtois sitting on Belgium’s substitutes bench with some sort of problem with his eye.

    Many Chelsea fans were concerned ahead of their upcoming games against […]

  • Confirmed: Man Utd star jets back from international duty following injury

    Confirmed: Man Utd star jets back from international duty following injury

    Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has returned to the club from international duty with Belgium after picking up a calf injury.

    The 28-year-old has made 12 appearances for United so far this season and has become one of Jose Mourinho’s most trusted squad members.

    Fellaini played the full 90 minutes as the Red Devils defeated Swansea 3-1 on Sunday afternoon and flew out to train with Belgium ahead of their World Cup qualifier with the Netherlands.

    However, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has suggested […]

  • Romelu Lukaku admits having Thierry Henry as a coach ‘is not easy’

    Romelu Lukaku admits having Thierry Henry as a coach ‘is not easy’

    Romelu Lukaku admits ‘it’s not easy’ having Thierry Henry as a coach with Belgium’s national team and insists Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer is a difficult man to please.

    Henry joined Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff at the end of August, while Belgium have made a flying start to their World Cup qualifying campaign with three wins, 13 goals scored and none conceded.

    Lukaku admits Henry’s guidance has aided his improvement but concedes the two-time Premier League winner is often quick with his criticism.

    ‘It’s […]

  • Aisha Buhari rocks $2,600 Salvatore Ferragamo cape to Belgium

    Aisha Buhari rocks $2,600 Salvatore Ferragamo cape to Belgium

    Wife of President Buhari, Aisha, departed for Belgium yesterday rocking a Salvatore Ferragamo multicolored zig zag cape which goes for $2,600, that is about N1.183 million going by today’s exchange rate. Some people are making a fuss over it but I find it very stylish…

    Wife of President Buhari, Aisha, departed for Belgium yesterday rocking a Salvatore Ferragamo multicolored zig zag cape which goes for $2,600, that is about N1.183 million going by today’s exchange rate. Some people are making a fuss over […]

  • Hazard: No chance Chelsea will never sell me

    Hazard: No chance Chelsea will never sell me

    The proposed swap deal for one of Antonio Conte’s targets would be a record-breaking one, but is it really feasible, likely or even realistic?

    Speculation suggests Eden Hazard could be used as a makeweight in a deal for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, though when you put the rumour under scrutiny it appears to fall short.

    In fact, the Belgium international has become the second player in a week to be linked with a swap deal, following Cesc Fabregas being linked with a […]