Rio: I still get nightmares from facing Chelsea star

Date published: Wednesday 6th December 2017 9:31

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits that the thought of facing Chelsea forward Eden Hazard again terrifies him.

Hazard has won two titles in the last three years with the Blues and has been in scintillating form so far this campaign, providing eight goals and four assists in all competitions.

He moved to Stamford Bridge from French side Lille in 2012 and his arrival overlapped with the end of Ferdinand’s career.

When asked how he enjoyed playing against Eden Hazard, Ferdinand told BT Sport: “I didn’t, I still remember and I still get nightmares.

“I used to just be happy he was staying wide at that point… under [Jose] Mourinho he stayed very much on the left-hand side so didn’t really come into my area which was a blessing.

“But now we’re seeing him all over the frontline – he’s fantastic to watch and he’s the man that really makes this Chelsea team tick.”

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